MARé Festival Returns for Its 4th Edition

Póvoa de Varzim

The MARé Festival is back for its 4th edition and promises once again, a journey of global music and cultural diversity. The event, which aims to connect cultures, traditions and sounds from around the world, will take place at Cineteatro Garrett, in the city of Póvoa de Varzim, on December 9th.

Since its creation, the MARé Festival has solidified its position as a reference point in the world music panorama in Portugal. This year, the festival features an eclectic mix of musical talent, each representing a unique and passionate tradition.

Saeid Shanbehzadeh (Iran) is a great bagpipe virtuoso and a passionate defender of a musical tradition often marginalized in modern Iran. This project offers a unique approach to traditional dances and music from the Persian Gulf, especially from the Bushehr province in southern Iran. With instruments such as the Neyanbânn (Iranian bagpipe) and the Dammam (double-sided drum), cultural and musical roots are transmitted authentically and engagingly.

Davide Ambrogio (Italy), brings the richness of Calabrian oral tradition to the MARé Festival stage. His unique musical language incorporates instruments such as the lyre, pencil guitar, tambourine, zampogna (bagpipes), and live electronics. His performance is an intimate and contemporary narrative, ranging from lullabies to protest chants, offering an immersive and emotional experience.

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Tó Trips (Portugal), the exceptional guitarist and co-founder of Dead Combo, brings his vast experience of almost four decades on guitar to the MARé Festival. In 2023, he released his third solo album, Popular Jaguar, a deeply autobiographical work. His music is a mosaic of geographic influences, allusions to transcendence and reflections on everyday life, all intertwined with emotive chords and deep notes.

The 4th edition of the MARé Festival, which will take place at Cineteatro Garrett, on December 9th, promises to once again celebrate the magic of global music and pay tribute to the richness of musical traditions as an intangible heritage to be preserved.

Event date: December 9, 2023
Location: Cineteatro Garrett, Póvoa de Varzim

Tickets are available for sale at and Cineteatro Garrett.

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