Guimarães is going for eclecticism in an August line-up designed to appeal to all musical tastes.
Guimarães 2012, the European Capital of Culture has drawn up a packed musical program for August that showcases most styles from world music to folk and also includes traditional local festivals and some big name performers.
Highlights include Zé Perdigão who unites fado and flamenco to create a very Iberian sound and performs on Sunday.
Later in the month, Brazilian Fred Martins teams up with Ugia Pedreira from Galicia to show how Iberian traditions have crossed the Atlantic. With a decade worth of collaboration under their belt, American Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth and Japanese musician Ikue Mori perform at the Vila Flor Cultural Centre.
On 10 August, “The world sings and dances in Guimarães” begins, combining the annual influx of Portuguese emigrants coming home for their annual holiday with the eclecticism of the Capital of Culture’s musical line up.
Acts include renowned Portuguese artists like Supernada, Dead Combo, and dapunksportif as well as folk, fado, tango and classical music to provide music for all tastes.