Festival invests on Portuguese music and brings life to the village of Lavre

The musicians Sérgio Godinho, Miguel Araújo and Samuel Úria and the Orelha Negra group are the heads of the 20th Festival de Lavre, in this Alentejo village of the municipality of Montemor-o-Novo (Évora), between Friday and Monday, market.

Festival bets on Portuguese music and lively village of Lavre

The event, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is promoted by the Lavender Dynamic Cultural Association (ACLD) and has a “strong plate” music, with concerts at night.

Dances, vacadas, gastronomy or a procession in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption are other “ingredients” of the festival, the organization said today.

André Cabica, from the ACLD, explained to the Lusa news agency that the event came from the annual festivals of the village, as “those that exist for Portugal outside” and, over the years, “has always been very much participated and has been growing.”

“This dynamic made the bet bigger and bigger”, until reaching the current festival format, indicated the element of the organization.

The objective of the ACLD with this initiative, he said, is to “stimulate the whole community” and to energize Lavre, a locality “in the interior of the country and also living the scourge of desertification.”

“In addition to being a playful and fun time, the event seeks to boost the village and the local economy itself”, he stressed, exemplifying that, in these days, “all rural tourism, local commerce and catering are practically 100 % “of occupation or activity.

The musical poster of the festival, always at night, in Praça da República, has as its headline the first day, on Friday, Orelha Negra, band formed by Sam The Kid, DJ Cruzfader, Fred Ferreira, Francisco Rebelo and João Gomes.

Samuel Uria is the star of Saturday night, while Miguel Araújo takes the stage on Sunday, according to the show.

On the last day, the attention is turned to the concert performed by the musician, poet, composer and performer Sérgio Godinho, who will be accompanied by the Philharmonic Band of Lavre.

Los Cavakitos, Fogo Fogo, Peña Kalimotxo and Banda Red, as well as several DJs, are other artists that will be going through the 20th edition of the festival.

“We always try to show the quality of the current Portuguese music at the festival,” said André Cabica, adding that although the concerts took place “in the central square, all the streets of the village have activity and movement” during the show.

As in previous editions, the event has a solidarity aspect. According to the ACLD, “in the purchase of each ticket (the daily costs five euros and the four-day pass costs 15), one euro will revert to social causes of the community” de Lavre.

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