Sagres Fortress

Music and cinema at Sagres Fortress and Guadalupe Hermitage

The Algarve’s Regional Cultural Directorate showcases cultural events in regional monuments on August 12 and 26.

The Algarve’s Regional Cultural Directorate (DRCAlg) has two more cultural events scheduled in regional monuments this month. The first is a lyrical singing and accordion recital at the Ermida de Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe (Vila do Bispo). The other is a film session from the cycle “Libertar a Memória” (Freeing the Memory) at the Sagres Fortress.

The accordion and lyrical singing recital, featuring musician Gonçalo Pescada and soprano Carla Pontes, will take place next Saturday, August 12, at 17:00, at the Ermida de Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe. The musicians will perform works by composers such as J. S. Bach, Caccini, Gershwin and Astor Piazzolla, also including works by Portuguese composers Zeca Afonso, Ferrer Trindade, Frederico Valério and Carlos Paredes.

Admission is free, but prior booking is required via email at [email protected] or mobile phone 919518292.

On August 26 at 17:30, Sagres’ Fortress hosts the third session of the “Libertar a Memória” film cycle, promoted by the Cineclube de Faro. I Am Not Your Black (2016, France/USA, DOC, 1h33min M/12), by director Raoul Peck, was chosen by curator Suzano Costa for this session to mark International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (August 23).

The documentary by Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck was based on the unfinished book Remember This House by writer James Baldwin (1924 – 1987) and portrays racial conflicts in the United States of America since the murders of the three main black historical leaders: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

“The “Freeing Memory” cycle addresses issues such as (de)colonization, slavery, social segregation, places and identities in a plurality of perspectives and visions. Although with different personal and professional paths, the guest curators have in common direct or family origin of territories affected by colonization. They are linked together by the study, thought, culture and action in themes of memory and post-colonialism and its consequences still present. The project is artistically coordinated and curated by Luísa Baptista and technically produced by Pedro Mesquita”, says the DRCAlg.

To complement the exhibitions, some publications curated by Marta Tecla and the Buala project will also be available. Admission is free, subject to prior registration by email: [email protected].

The cinema cycle is part of the DiVaM – Promotion and Enhancement of Monuments – programme with the theme “(Un)comfortable Heritage”, available online.