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FMM sinuses. Tradition and modernity with a Portuguese and Catalan foot



FMM sinuses.  Tradition and modernity with a Portuguese and Catalan foot

O The project’s self-titled album was released worldwide on Glitterbeat Records, earning them their first Carlos do Carmo Award and taking them to stages around the world.

Both admit that they really like FMM because it represents a “very open vision of traditional music”, the same vision that they acknowledge.

The concert was scheduled for 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed their lives. “When we finish concerts, they have a different load because of the very negative social moment that the world has gone through,” suggests Raul Refri in an interview with Lusa.

“It was a very difficult moment for everyone, not only for culture or music, but for everything, for everyone,” says the musician.

There are also people who have lost “a lot of work and a lot of money” due to the pandemic. Therefore, for Raul, the opportunity to play FMM at the festival is a holiday.

When asked which instrument he prefers out of the many that he has, the producer of such artists as Silvia Perez Cruz, Lee Ranaldo or Rosalia, replies that this is an instrument that is constantly changing. Today you may prefer a sampler or a synthesizer, but tomorrow you may like the piano more. After all, “I think every day I’m a different person.”

About a new album of originals, Lina replies that she would like it very much and believes that Raul would like it too, assuming negotiations are open for the future.

Although today they focus on FMM Sines, on singing and talking, “which is also poetry.” “We are very happy”.

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“We all have the freedom to create around what is tradition and bring in these new sounds and understand that there is a way and that you can be very sensitive to hearing and emotions. music and that leads us to do something different and for free”Lena finishes.

The Músicas do Mundo (FMM) Festival returned this Friday to the municipality of Sines, where it will run until July 30, after a two-year break, with a program of 47 concerts by artists from four continents.

Ava Rocha, Bia Ferreira, Letrux, Marina Sena (Brazil), Ana Tijou, Pascuala Ilabaca (Chile), Queen Ifrica (Jamaica), Omar Portuondo, Daime Arosena (Cuba), Dominique Fils-Aimé (Quebec), Aline Frazao, Dulce Pontes and Sara Correia (Portugal) are among the artists featured in the 22nd FMM, postponed to this year due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Etuk Ubong (Nigeria), James BCS (Cameroon), Re:Imaginar Monte Cara (Cape Verde), Club Makumba, Fado Bicha, Paulo Braganza, Pedro Mafama (Portugal), Albert Pla, Angelica Salvi and Bauca (Spain) are also among the artists confirmed this year.

As in previous editions, the program is divided between the village of Porto Covo, between this Friday and Sunday, and the city of Sines, from 25 to 30 July.

In addition to concerts, the festival’s program includes a number of parallel initiatives such as exhibitions, “workshops”, tours, street entertainment, a book and record fair and debates.

The full program of the 22nd FMM can be found on the official website of the festival at

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Monsana hosts the 25th National Parade of Portuguese Folk Costumes.



Monsana hosts the 25th National Parade of Portuguese Folk Costumes.

Monsao will receive on September 24 25th National Parade of Folk Costumes of Portugal.

The event organized by the Portuguese Federation of Folklore, counts with the participation of more than 1000 folklorists who will parade in stroll embodied tens of meters in length.

In a conversation with Rádio Vale do Minho, the Mayor of Monsan was very pleased to host this national event in the county.

“It will be a great show about our culture and traditions”, said Antonio Barbosa, emphasizing that this is a parade in which only federal folklore groups participate. There are only two in Monsana: Grupo Folclórico das Lavradeiras de São Pedro de Merufe and Grupo Folclórico Estrela dos Vales.

The parade will be attended by florists from all ethnographic regions, from Minho to the Algarve, including the islands. From the Portuguese communities scattered throughout the diaspora, several representatives should also be present.

“It will be a different event. We are used to seeing folklore dancing on the stage. But it will be another example of the richness of our traditions.”António Barbosa said.

According to the mayor, registration has already exceeded 800 people. By the date of the event, a thousand must be exceeded. The Mayor envisions a weekend of great animation and, above all, excellence for the local economy.

“Another weekend full of hotels, open restaurants and big money in our local economy is expected”concluded Antonio Barbosa.

As for the location of the event, it has not yet been officially determined, but everything points to Praça Deu-la-Deu.

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Jean Pierre received an offer to trade Avai to the Portuguese team



Jean Pierre received an offer to trade Avai to the Portuguese team

Jean Pierre has to trade Florianopolis for Portugal. The attacking midfielder, loaned to Avai by Grêmio, is interested in the Portuguese team and is in talks to work in Europe. The transaction model must be a loan with a call option.

At 24, Jean Pierre has been with Avai since April and has a contract with Gremio until the end of 2023. With the interest of the Portuguese, he should extend his contract at Porto Alegre, and then he will be transferred until the middle of next year, when the European season ends.

The name of the Portuguese team interested in the player has not yet been disclosed, but the interest is concrete and has already reached Grêmio. The Rio Grande do Sul club has given the go-ahead for negotiations, which depend on the formalization of the offer.

The international transfer window in Portugal remains open until 22 September. However, the idea is to complete the negotiations in August.

In Florip, Jean Pierre took part in 12 matches for Avai in the Brazilian championship, scoring a goal. The debut took place against Inter at the Beira Rio stadium in early May.

Revealed in the Gremio youth categories, Jean Pierre made his professional debut in 2017 and has experienced ups and downs in Porto Alegre. At his most recent contract renewal, he received the highest termination fine of any youngster at the club.

At the end of 2021, he was left out of the squad led by Wagner Mancini and negotiated his departure to Alaves from Spain, then began negotiations with Atlético-PR and finally was transferred to Giresunspor from Turkey.

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In Europe, the football player was diagnosed with a rare tumor of the testicles, and he returned to Brazil for treatment with the removal of the tumor. The case created a sort of legal limbo in which the attacking midfielder was not paid. In April, he was assigned to Avai to return to acting.

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Luis Figo is the first Portuguese to star in a Netflix documentary. Here comes the controversy – Culture



Luis Figo is the first Portuguese to star in a Netflix documentary.  Here comes the controversy - Culture

Before the footballing world surrendered to Cristiano Ronaldo, another Portuguese had reached sky-high levels of popularity in the sport. The importance of Luis Figo in the football market will be analyzed in the documentary About Caso Figo: The Transfer That Changed Football, which will be released on Netflix on August 25.

Created by David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas, the format focuses on what is to this day one of the most controversial transfers of all time: In 2000, Luis Figo leaves Barcelona for rival club Real Madrid. From the pesetero to being targeted by pig heads thrown on the turf, during his first classic game as a merengue player, the 49-year-old Portuguese became the most contested man in the Spanish league at the time.

The Figo Affair: The Transfer That Changed Football revisits that era with the testimonies of the main characters 22 years after the transfer: Luis Figo himself, José Veigi (the agent of the footballer who made the deal at the time) and Florentino Pérez. then president of Real Madrid.

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This format is the first Netflix documentary to feature a Portuguese as the protagonist. Among the various figures associated with the world of football who talk about that time, there are names such as Paulo Futre, Roberto Carlos or Jorge Valdano. The documentary will also show previously unseen footage from Figo’s personal collection during his stay in Barcelona and his holiday in Sardinia in the summer of 2000.

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“Focusing on the transfer rather than on Figo’s career, the film tells us about truth, greed, morality and the whole sport in the process – this is the birth of football as a big immoral business with romantic notions of loyalty; not to mention Florentino. History of the origin of Perez. I was honored to direct this film and after the release of Pele last year, we are thrilled to be working with Netflix again on another major sports story.” from Netflix.

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