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SEA AND YOU – PORTO, FEBRUARY 17TH

On February 17th SEA and YOU returned with its second stop: PORTO. Once again it was a huge success. A beautiful event combining the musical traditions of Flamenco, Fado and Canzone Napoletana Classica in a single concert. Here, the artists from three different countries played toghether their own music on the stage of the portuguese city. Discover below the details of what happened during the second stop of the SEA and YOU tour!

FIRST DAY – THE ARRIVAL

Upon their arrival in Porto on the evening of February 16th, the artists of Naples and Granada were welcomed by the Portuguese artists and staff and all together they gathered for dinner at the restaurant Vícios de Mesa Restaurant – Maus Hábitos: here they tasted typical dishes of Portuguese culinary culture.

Soon after, all together they went to the Ideal Clube de Fado where they made a small tour and attended a private Fado show. After the show, a lesson was held by Daniel Gouveia and he talked about the history, the evolution of Fado and the linkages to Flamenco and Classical Neapolitan Song.

SECOND DAY – PORTO’S EXPERIENCES

On February 17th, at 9:40 am the artists gathered and went to visit the Clérigos Tower: a stone tower, national symbol of the city of Porto since 1910. They also had the opportunity to visit the Museum and Church. Afterwards, they all went to Casa da Música, the first building in Portugal that is solely dedicated to music, both for public presentation and enjoyment, as well as for artistic training and creation. Here they spent some quality time and had the opportunity to relax and relieve anxiety before the concert.

Then they had lunch at Casa da Música restaurant and it was the moment for a toast pre-concert. To a beautiful second show for SEA and YOU!

Soon after, it was time for soundcheck for all the artists and rehearsals for the show.

SECOND DAY: THE CONCERT

It’s time to perform: 9:30 pm, the theater is full (600 seats), the lights are on, the instruments in position. The show begins.

The presentation of the show was entrusted to Sandra Salomé who explained, in English and Porotguese, what is SEA and YOU, a project co-funded by the European Union, introduced the artists and their repertoire.

The first to perform were the Spanish artists with their Flamenco, followed by the Neapolitan artists with the Classical Neapolitan Song and finally the hosts, the Portoguese artists with their Fado show.

The show ended with the performance on the notes of ‘O mare e tu‘ by the whole ensemble, with the voices of Isa de Castro and Miguel Xavier for Fado, Manuela Renno and Alessandro Colmaier for Classical Neapolitan Song, Jihan, Nano Cortés and Jara Heredia for Flamenco.

THIRD DAY – THE LAST DAY

On Sunday, appointment at 11:30 am at Ideal Clube do Fado for a small gathering: the artists shared their opinions and feelings about the past show and talked about the experience in general.

After, they went all together to have lunch in the emblematic restaurant Brasão, where they tasted typical Portuguese dishes.

It’s time for greetings, to the next meeting, destination Naples, April 26th!

THE ARTISTS WHO PERFORMED

GRANADA
Voice (flamenco and fusion): Jihan
Flamenco guitarist: Marcos Palometas
Flamenco dancer, claps and voice: Jara Heredia
Flamenco claps and voice: Nano Cortés
NAPLES
Accordion: Domenico Emanuele Matania
Piano: Pasquale Cirillo
Saxophone: Donata Greco
Double bass: Giuseppe Arena
Singer: Maria Emanuela Renno / Manuela Renno
Singer: Alessandro Colmaier
PORTO
Singer/Fadista: Isa de Castro
Singer/Fadista: Miguel Xavier
Bass guitar: Ricardo Pons
Portuguese guitar: Hugo Reis
Viola: Rogério Rocha

THE CONCERT

THE PROGRAM OF THE CONCERT


THE LYRICS OF THE SONGS

  • Date : 17 Feb 2024
  • Time : 21:00 - 23:00 (UTC+0)