Omar Lye-Fook is the guest artist of the Gira Sol Azul Association, responsible for the festival ‘Que Jazz é Este?’, Which will make his voice and his multiple instruments sound on the second night of the event, at Aquilino Ribeiro Park.
The show in Viseu de Omar counts on the presence on stage of the collective Gira Sol Azul, but in its curriculum are duets with Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and Angie Stone and also recordings with Mayra Andrade and Robert Glasper.
Etienne Mbappé is another strong name for this year’s program, and on Saturday it is possible to listen to this self-taught guitarist, guitarist and director from Cameroon, who has long been based in Paris and has accompanied musicians such as Ray Charles, Salif Keita, Manu Dibango, John McLaughlin and Bill Evans.
Soweto Kinch, who has won multiple awards such as two UMA Awards and two MOBO Awards, is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in the world. jazz as in hip-hop ‘.
On Friday night, the main stage, City Park, is the responsibility of drummer Richard Spaven, who presents his latest album, ‘The Self’, where he explores different musical styles such as Drum ‘n’, Bass, Broken Beat and Dubstep.
To this stage other names like Sócrates Bôrras with Carlos Bica, The Nothing, Francisco Sales, Gonçalo, Mano a Mano, Pedro and the Cacique’97, the first afrobeat band born in Portugal.
‘What Jazz is This?’ it circulates in other stages, namely in three lines of the urban transport of Viseu, that connect the center of the city to Lustosa, Fragosela and Orgens, where it is possible to attend mini concerts of the Noise Bone, a band of the Gira Sol Azul.
Still on the move it is possible to listen to music on the main streets of the historic area of ??the city and in Rossio by the hands of the Jobra Set, a band from the Vocational School of Jobra.
In other more fixed stages, such as two hotel units and the cultural space Carmo ’81, there are Miguel Ângelo, Javier Subatin with João Paulo Esteves da Silva and Peixe, and the Grão Vasco Museum has the honors of the inaugural concert with Xose Miguelez and Viseu Big Band.
Between today and Sunday, Radio Rossio, which was born in 2015 and is dedicated to the public of this festival, promises to accompany, as has already become customary, the five days of concerts with interviews and improvisations with the passers-by of the city.