The biggest world music event in Portugal is back in July

Portugal – Toumani Diabaté, Thomas Mapfumo, Trilok Gurtu, Värttinä, Vusi Mahlasela, Ivo Papasov, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Tony Allen, Seun Kuti are some of the artists playing in Sines’ Festival Músicas do Mundo 2006.

Festival Músicas do Mundo (FMM Sines), the biggest world music event in Portugal, is back this July. From the 21st to the 25th of July, in Porto Covo village, and from the 26th to the 29th of July, in Sines Town (Castle, Beach Stage and Centro de Artes), the best music of the world in 24 concerts and dozens of side events.

The 2006 program of concerts is the following:
— Porto Covo Village —

July 21st (Friday)

FRANCIS HIME (Brazil), 22h00
MAYRA ANDRADE (Cape Verde), 23h30

July 22nd (Saturday)

BORIS KOVAC & LA CAMPANELLA (Serbia), 22h00

July 23rd (Sunday)

ACTORES ALIDOS (Sardinia, Italy), 22h00

July 24th (Monday)

VAGUEMENT LA JUNGLE (France), 22h00

July 25th (Tuesday)

DAZKARIEH (Portugal), 22h00
ELISEO PARRA (Spain), 23h30

— Sines Town —

July 26th (Wednesday)

JACQUES PELLEN “CELTIC PROCESSION” (Brittany, France), Beach Stage, 22h00
K’NAAN (Somalia / Canada), Beach Stage, 00h00

July 27th (Thursday)

VUSI MAHLASELA (South Africa), Beach Stage, 19h00
* GAITEIROS DE LISBOA (Portugal), Castle, 21h30
* TRIO RABIH ABOU KHALIL & JOACHIM KÜHN (Lebanon / Germany), Castle, 23h00
* TOUMANI DIABATÉ & SYMMETRIC ORCHESTRA (Mali), Castle, 00h30
ALAMAAILMAN VASARAT (Finland), Beach Stage, 02h30

July 28th (Friday)

NURU KANE & BAYEFALL GNAWA (Senegal), Beach Stage, 19h00
* THE BAD PLUS (USA), Castle, 21h30
* TRILOK GURTU & THE MISRA BROTHERS (India), Castle, 23h00
* THOMAS MAPFUMO & THE BLACKS UNLIMITED (Zimbabwe), Castle, 00h30
TONY ALLEN (Nigeria), Beach Stage, 02h30

July 29th (Saturday)

MARIEM HASSAN (Western Sahara), Beach Stage, 19h00
* VÄRTTINÄ (Finland), Castle, 21h30
* CORDEL DO FOGO ENCANTADO (Brazil), Castle, 23h00
* SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 (Nigeria), Castle, 00h30
IVO PAPASOV & HIS WEDDING BAND (Bulgaria), Beach Stage, 03h00

(* Only the concerts in the Castle are paid – 10 euros / day. The other concerts are free.)

Side events include exhibits, documentary showings, workshops (with Pat Mastelotto, David Murray and Ethan Iverson / Reid Anderson), meetings with the artists (Vusi Mahlasela, Mariem Hassan, Cordel do Fogo Encantado), book and record fairs, showcases, DJ sets every nights, etc.

More information about the festival available at: www.fmm.com.pt/english

Author: World Music Central News Department

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