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Every Sunday, from 5 pm to 11 pm, Fábrica Braço de Prata, in Lisbon, receives Tércio Borges & Democratas do Samba for memorable afternoons and good music.
A samba from the ground up is well known with people who understand the subject: Tércio Borges and Democratas do Samba meet every Sunday, starting at 5 pm, at Fábrica Braço de Prata to present the best of this musical genre. There are ten musicians, six Brazilians and four Portuguese, who love genuine samba from the roots on the covered terrace of the emblematic space in Marvila.
Fábrica do Samba is under the baton of the Brazilian singer, composer and cavaquinist Tércio Borges, considered as “Ambassador of Samba in Portugal”, a country in which he has lived for 20 years. He founded Democratas do Samba a decade ago, and during this time the group has had long seasons at Teatro do Bairro and Espaço TMN in Lisbon, some with the participation of great artists such as Diogo Nogueira and the late Jair Rodrigues. Tércio is a partner and musical director of Bartô, part of Chapitô. He was the founder of Clube do Choro de Lisboa and is also known for acting alongside great names in samba, such as Martinho da Vila, Dona Ivone Lara, Velha Guarda da Mangueira and João Nogueira, among many others.
Tércio Borges & Democratas do Samba is the natural evolution of backyard samba circles, Sunday pagodas, a healthy musical friendship: in addition to Tércio Borges (voice and cavaquinho), the roda counts with Susana Ayash (voice), Márcio Lima (flute), Mário Marques (drums), Paulo Soromenho (deaf and cuíca), Tiago Oliveira (hand drum), Emile Pereira (pandeiro), Rafa Brides (7-string guitar), Jesse Oliveira (tantan) and Chora (repinique ).
In the line-up, the stars play samba classics such as As rosas não falam, by Cartola; Argumento, by Paulinho da Viola; Deixa a vida me levar, by Zeca Pagodinho; A batucada dos nossos tantans, by the Fundo de Quintal, Acreditar by Dona Ivone Lara, among other successes.
Don’t miss Lucinha’s delicacies and feijoada (not included in the entrance fee), prepared especially for the event.