Cantigas de Maio Festival Suspended

Lisbon, Portugal – The 2003 edition of the Cantigas de Maio festival has been suspended. The popular folk and world music festival suffered a 50% reduction in the sponsorship funds provided by the Seixal city council. According to the organizers, this does not mean the end of the festival. They are currently looking for an alternative location with the intention of celebrating the annual festival in 2004.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.