An evening of Sephardic music will take place on September 25 at the São Brás Museum.
It will be performed by Duo Dionisio, which consists of flautist Jane Page and Francisco Brazão, who as well as playing the flute supplies vocals and drums.
The duo, who met 16 years ago, play pure Sephardic songs as well as performing their own songs that follow the Sephardic principle.
Sephardic music originated through the Jews in Iberia, known as Sephardim, whose music was influenced by the strong rhythms of Arab music, by Spanish music and the songs of the French troubadours. Melodies were taken from both religious and non-religious music.
The language used in Sephardic music is generally Ladino, which was the language spoken by Jews in Iberia at the time and sounds like a mixture of Spanish and Portuguese.
The concert will begin at 8.30pm and tickets cost 10 euros.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the Amigos do Museu office on Rua Dr. José Dias Sancho nr 61 in São Brás de Alportel.
Please call 966 329 073 to reserve a ticket or visit the website www.amigos-museu-sbras.org available in English and Portuguese.