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Music festival brings UNESCO-approved genres to Algarve

Sons do Atlântico, a world music festival featuring several musical genres that have been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, will take place the next three weekends in Porches, Carvoeiro and Ferragudo.

On July 30 and 31, the beautiful Senhora da Rocha promontory in Porches will host two performances – the first by Seville’s Jesus Herrera y Su Cuadro Flamenco on Saturday, and Argentina’s La Porteña Tango on Sunday.

The festival continues the following weekend in Carvoeiro, with performances by Fado singer Kátia Guerreiro and the Orquestra Clássica do Sul on August 6 and Mexico’s Mariachi Mezcal on August 7.

Finally, the last two shows will be held in Ferragudo. On August 13, the polyphonic singing of the beloved Cante Alentejano genre will fill the village with a performance by the Orquestra Clássica do Sul and Vitorino and Janita Salomé.

Flamenco duo Ramón Martinez and Alicia Márquez will bring the festival to a close on August 14.

All shows begin at 10pm and are free.

Half-an-hour before every show, Lagoa’s Muzenza capoeira group will put on a display of their Brazilian martial art.

Photo: Fado singer Kátia Guerreiro