Fado and Flamenco celebrated at Lagos Cultural Centre

Portuguese and Spanish music will be celebrated at Lagos Cultural Centre this month. Fado Fest will take place on September 10 and 11, followed by the Flamenco Festival on September 16 to 18.

Fado Fest will be dedicated to two of Portugal’s greatest artists in this musical genre. On the 10th, the Lisbon Jazz Quintet will perform a show in tribute to Fado singer Carlos do Carmo, who died on January 1 this year. The jazz musicians will recreate some of the late artist’s most popular songs.

Paying homage “to his muse”, pianist Júlio Resende will mark the centenary of the birth of the best-known Fado artist of all time, Amália Rodrigues, with a performance on September 11. Resende is the only artist in the world authorised to use the late singer’s vocals in an “unlikely duet”.

Concerts will start at 9.30pm, with tickets costing €10 each available for purchase at the cultural centre or through Ticketline.

The “oldest” Flamenco Festival held in Portugal will return to Lagos for the 19th time.

Magical guitars, passionate dancing and powerful vocals full of emotion are the ingredients for this festival showcasing “the art of feelings” as Flamenco is described.

This year, artists are Son y Tacón (16), Alma Flamenca (17) and Vandalus (18).

Performances start at 9.30pm. Tickets cost €12 and can be purchased at the cultural centre.

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