THE EIGHTH Al-Mutamid festival will start on January 19 at the Cine-Teatro Louletano, Loulé, and will include music from Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures.
The purpose of the festival is to remember and celebrate the life of the Islamic poet king Al-Mutamid, born in Portugal in 1040, son and successor of the king of Seville Al-Mutadid.
This first concert, lasting 70 minutes, features 20 historical instruments used in folk Mediterranean culture.
After Loulé, the festival will pass through other towns in the Algarve, namely Albufeira, Lagos, Lagoa, and Vila Real de Santo António, before heading off to Spain and Morocco.
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