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“Lisbon is a European city that lives off its multiculturalism. It was born from the perfect blend of different cultures, genres, and ethnicities, starting with the various peoples of the Portuguese diaspora. Lisbon is plural and composed of the different manifestations of the various peoples that inhabit it. it forms a single community, owner of an enormous creative wealth that, as in the diaspora, leaves Lisbon for the World. And receives the World in Lisbon. From this identity, a new Festival is born: o NOSSA LISBOA.”
With the support of the City Council of Lisbon, the NOSSA LISBOA Festival was born with the objective of representing the union, the brotherhood, the rhythms, the color, the joy and the sharing of customs of all races through music, starting from the strong connection of all these Portuguese-speaking communities residing in Greater Lisbon. Fado, mornas and coladeiras, funaná, kizomba and semba, marrabenta, samba and Nova Música do Brasil: These are the rhythms of the city that belongs to everyone, these are the rhythms of NOSSA LISBOA.
It was with this spirit that, on September 10th and 11th, 2021, the Altice Arena hosted the first edition of this festival with the rhythm of artists residing in Greater Lisbon, originating or with roots in the various communities of Portuguese-speaking countries. From young promises to renowned artists, the NOSSA LISBOA program was made of high quality and diversity, in line with the identity of the capital, and was distributed over three stages: Arena, Sala Tejo, and Palco Ermelinda Freitas.
On the first day, September 10, Mayra Andrade, Calema, and Paulo Flores performed at Arena; The Sala Tejo received Bonga, Luca Argel, and Toty Sa Med, and the Palco Ermelinda Freitas we heard the performances of Rua Das Pretas, Cubita, and IRMA.