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Posted by portugalpress on August 02, 2017

Lagoa’s ‘Sons do Atlântico’ world music festival is taking place this month in Ferragudo and Carvoeiro, featuring a variety of ‘free-to-see’ performances from national and international bands and musicians.

This Saturday (August 5), African music will fill the streets of Ferragudo as Bogi Jui, a band from Guinea Conakry, will be taking the stage.

The next day (August 6) it will be Kumpania Algazarra performing, a Portuguese group that describes its music as “nomad, multilingual and universal.”

“They’re influenced by a kaleidoscopic sonority: Balkan furore, Arabic drifting, Latin warmth, Afro-Beat refinement, and explosions of Turbofolk and Ska,” according to the band’s Facebook page.

The event then moves onto Carvoeiro, where three shows are scheduled.

On Sunday (August 13), it will be Six Irish Men – who are actually from Faro but love Irish folk music – that will kick off festivities in the popular tourist village.

Entertainment continues the following night (August 14) with a performance by Criatura, a musical group that pays homage to traditional Portuguese music.

Last but not least, the Algarve’s Jazz Orchestra alongside Portuguese singer Ana Rita Inácio will bring festivities to an end on August 15 with a concert and a fire show.

Performances all begin at 10pm. Admission is free.

Two shows were already held last month at Porches’ Senhora da Rocha promontory, featuring Spain’s Stolen Notes group and Cuba’s Sexteto Son de Cuba sextet.

The event is organised by Lagoa council, which is also busy preparing for the next edition of the town’s hugely popular fair Fatacil, scheduled to take place between August 19 and 27.

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