Life of Carvoeiro’s Beto Kalulu honoured in concert

A special concert celebrating the life and career of Beto Kalulu, the famous afro-donning percussionist and singer from Carvoeiro, will take place at the Carlos do Carmo auditorium in Lagoa on Saturday, December 9.

Beto has a long history in the Algarve’s music scene, having become one of the best known musicians in the Western Algarve, not only due to his talent behind a drum or percussion set but also his infectious upbeat personality.

With over 45 years of live performances under his belt in the region, the Portuguese-Angolan musician has prepared a “revitalised repertoire” for this special concert which will include “new arrangements and never-before-heard songs.” The show will also feature a musical chronology of his career.

“Accompanied by excellent musicians and distinguished international guests, dancers and multimedia resources, the concert will provide an emotional and engaging experience,” the event’s press release says, adding that a “narrator will guide the audience,” sharing interesting facts and providing introductions.

An exhibition by Filipa Brito will also be set up at the auditorium, featuring posters, photographs, videos, personal objects, and musical instruments that played a “fundamental role in his journey.”

Tickets cost €8 per person and can be purchased online, at the CTT, FNAC and Worten ticket offices or at the usual outlets in Lagoa, which include the auditorium, the São José convent’s cultural centre, and the Balcão Único.


By Michael Bruxo

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