Category Archives: Music

Interview with Ecomusicalis

Music with nature becomes perfect and has its cause. It is born from equilibrium. Equilibrium is born of what is fair, what is fair is born from the sense of the world.

Festival do Atlantico, Funchal, Madeira Island

The Atlantic Festival is an event organized by the Regional Secretariat of Culture, Tourism and Transport which combines entertainment and culture. This festival sets the beginning of the summer season in Madeira and includes a miscellaneous of initiatives which extend throughout the month of June: the Madeira Music Festival, the Regional Arts Week and musical fireworks shows. These nightly shows

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FusiON Art by Porto Bay @ Zona Velha

More than 30 Portuguese and Spanish artists participated, live and in public, in ON by Porto Bay, … a fusion art festival that took place in Funchal’s historic Old Town. Event organised by the Porto Bay Hotel Group designed to foster urban entertainment events in the city of Funchal, with the idea that private organisations should also contribute to making

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Braguinha de Madeira

Machete (Braguinha) is characteristic instrument of Madeira Island. It is a small guitar with four gut strings that are tuned in thirds, with the exception of the two main strings, which have an interval of a fourth. This instrument is used by farmers at feasts and dance. The music is vulgar in a succession of simple chords, but in the

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I Love Madeira [VIDEO]

A great music video of Madeira. Official video clip for the single “I Love Madeira” by Yvonne John-Lewis and Paulo Nascimento. Visit also www.ilovemadeira.org

Events for this month

14th and 15th – Feast of Our Lady of Monte – Funchal This is considered to be the Region’s main feast concerning the people’s devotion, famous all over the world where emigrants from Madeira have settled. Great popular entertainment during the two festival days, transforms the picturesque and romantic parish of Monte into one of the liveliest places in the

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Stand By Me

Living on Madeira …. I contemplate to the world (thanks to the Web) in a different (and relaxing) way … Just wanted to share this video with you all … Stand By Me (enjoy) Merci Maja for sharing it with me

Monte Festival

One of the most popular religious (folk) festivals of Madeira will take place … the Monte Festival –A Nossa Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of the Mount). With this festival Funchal commemorates the deliverance of the people from hunger and plague. Celebrations consists of a city fair which lasts through the night, with braziers and all sorts of wonderful Madeirense

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Regional Events Month of July

11 to 13 July – 53rd Livestock and Agribusiness Fair – Porto Moniz Organized for the first time in 1955 in order to encourage development of animal rearing, this has become a rural event of particular importance to the Region. Various exhibits of animals and objects related to local farming are available for visitors to see in Santa – Porto

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Funchal Jazz Festival

For those of you who searches for “Jazz” on the web will notice that the last few years a new location has appeared on the top result pages, namely “Funchal Jazz Festival“. The 9th edition of authentic Jazz by famous artists, organized by Funchal Municipal Council, that will be held in the open air at the gardens of Quinta Magnólia

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International Fireworks Competition

Madeira was referred in the Guinness World Records to have the biggest fireworks event in the world. Maybe you will say to your partner Honey, lets watch the fireworks on Madeira!. We will need to wait till the end of the year? …. Actually, that is not true! This month the Regional Secretariat of Tourism and Culture organizes the Festival

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Boas Saidas … Boas Entradas

The entrance of the New Year (2008) will be welcomed with a spectacular 8km extension of the revellion (fireworks) in Funchal, city of Madeira Islands. The lady-capital will fire up the sky with all its colors and lights that are now weaved in her evening gala-dress. Each year we have contemplated this event and each time we register new images

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Mariza gives a concert at Tecnopolo

On the 23rd of November the charismatic Portuguese fado singer Mariza will perform at the Madeira Technopolo in a joint concert with the Classical Orchestra of Madeira. Mariza Reus Nunes, born in Mozambique but with the soul moulded in Mouraria, has achieved successes with performances in Central Park in New York, in the Centro Cultural de Belém, at the Royal

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Fado

Fado …. the unique music from Portuguese soil that describes sentiments, longing, but also sadness, pain, happiness and love. Fado can be translated as destiny or fate (latin ‘Fatum’) … and it has its origin on the Portuguese mainland. The Fado music is linked to the Portuguese word ‘saudade’, a word describing a sentiment that is commonly considered to have

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Christopher Columbus Festival

On 13th to 15th of September Porto Santo will devote these days to one of its most important habitant who lived several years on this island ……. Christopher Columbus! 1478 was the year that Columbus traveled to Madeira for the first time. In those years Funchal ’s was one of the largest sugar trade centres of the world. But for

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Cloud Chase

Last Sunday while Alberto Joao Jardim was resetting his government.dll, my wife and I went together with friends for a drive up to the high planes of Paúl da Serra. Enjoying the magnificent mountain views and clear blue skies above the clouds. It is something that you can not capture on a picture. Even on video you can not see

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Levadas Me Levem

Fernando Deghi, musician, researcher, composer, arranger and maestro of the Guitarra do Sertão, the Guitar from Sertão, origin inlands northeast of Brazil. Fernando has dedicated himself to pull this guitar from the shadows of forgotten and to put it back in to the spotlights. With his compositions he explorers the melody borders that the guitarra can reach using the most

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Cultural Agenda March 2007

From the website of the Madeira Regional Tourism Department you can download the Cultural Agenda for the month March 2007. The Cultural Agenda is published every month by the Madeira Cultural Affairs Department (DRAC). Cultural Agenda, March 2007 – english (516 Kb)

Christmas Images and Videos 2

For those who can not see the Christmas lights this year on the island of Madeira … we offer you as a small consolation the next days some images (photos and films) of last plus this year illuminations. The following video was taken last year. A terrific view of the gala-dress that the city of Funchal is wearing during the

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Madeira Promo Video

View the unofficial promotional video of Madeira Islands …. I was just playing with music and some pictures of Madeira …. and this is the result. Feel free to put this video on your own website. To add the video to your pages simply copy and paste all the code bellow. Select the code <div style="float: left; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom:

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