Performances start at 8 pm. For musical shows in most Brazilian bars in Graça, tickets cost €10 – entry to Terças Literárias is free
Throughout 2023, Tuesday nights at Samambaia Bar, curated by partner Andréa Zamorano, were called Literary Tuesdays, and shows were promoted, always followed by audience readings of texts, in addition to editorial launches.
The Samambaia audience is invited to go up to the house’s stage to read their stories, poems, fragments or whatever they would like to get out of their drawer. The weekends focused on the best in Portuguese-language music, with emphasis on the most traditional Brazilian rhythms, such as Samba, Bossa Nova and MPB. The December schedule sums up the year well and already prepares a taste of what will come in 2024.
Tons de Bossa
On Friday, December 8th, a public holiday, the show Tons de Bossa mixes Brazil and Portugal on the Samambaia stage. Developed by Tomé on guitar and Mariá on vocals, the lineup brings together a mix of influences, with Portuguese songs, samba, popular music and, of course, Bossa Nova, the duo’s great passion.
Dança Negra with Vera Barbosa
The penultimate edition of Terças Literárias, on December 12th, presents Dança Negra by Vera Barbosa, which, in its aesthetic and ethical journey of art, stimulates the sense of inner discovery and takes us through music to the poems of authors Portuguese and Brazilians with lightness and expansive creativity with Fernando Pessoa, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, José Saramago and Manuel Bandeira, among others. Entry is free.
The attraction on December 15th (Friday) is Brazilian singer and songwriter Camila Masiso. Based in Lisbon for around six years, where she is studying for a master’s degree in Jazz (voice and performance), Camila exchanges musical experiences with artists from different backgrounds and cultures. With two original albums released, she was the winner of the Jazz Contest on Portuguese radio station Smooth FM. At the beginning of 2020, the singer performed her concert in the large auditorium of the Centro Cultural de Belém, and in December of the same year she released the single “De Vez“, which marked her debut as a composer.”Rara” is her newest composition, available on all digital platforms.
Karla da Silva
The last artist to sing at Samambaia this year is Karla da Silva, on December 16th (Saturday), she will take the stage to remember classics by traditional composers such as D. Ivone Lara, Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Paulinho da Viola and Jorge Aragon, among others. The trajectory of this Rio singer, born in Madureira, began 16 years ago, when she began singing roots sambas in the bars of Lapa, in Rio de Janeiro. In 2011, she recorded her first album, Quintal, and, the following year, reached the semi-finals of the first edition of The Voice Brasil, which earned her national and international recognition. In 2015, she presented the album in Europe and was invited to the Natura Musical Festival, performing alongside big names in music, such as Gal Costa, Milton Nascimento and Emicida. Now living in Portugal, Karla da Silva launched the Samba Cura project, is part of the Bamba Social Orchestra and, at the invitation of musician Pierre Aderne, took part in the television series “Rua das Pretas Coliseu”, which had its second season broadcast on RTP in February this year. She recently released “Petit Pays” and “Pra Machucar Meu Coração”. Now, the singer is preparing to release Sotak, her latest work. Formed entirely by its original themes, the album proposes a unique mix of cultural and musical influences, uniting the different accents of the Portuguese language, from Brazil to Portugal, passing through Cape Verde and Angola.
And the Crazy People end 2023 at Samambaia on December 19th. Ecopoet Maurício Vieira and poet Mariana Portela return with new “crazies”: this edition’s chosen ones are William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Walser. Entry is free and the public is always invited to participate by reading stories, poems, fragments or whatever they would like to get out of the drawer, whether they have written themselves or not.
Always confirm with the concert hall or promoter the conditions of access, confirmation of the date or time, ticket place of sale, price, and availability.