The Festival Musicas do Mundo (FMM) starts today in Porto Covo, which hosts three days of concerts before the show goes to Sines, where it will stay until the 27th.
During the next three days, Marques de Pombal, in Porto Covo, artists such as the gambora Sona Jobarteh, playing the kora, an instrument typically performed by men, the Burundian JP Bimeni, the Brazilian Luedji Luna, the Nigerian Keziah Jones, the quintet of South Korean women The Tune went to the Lebanese The Wanton Bishops.
“It’s a festival that brings a huge diversity of groups, cultures, sounds, and genres. It’s a bit of a ‘mecca’ of what’s going on around the world,” said artistic and production director Carlos Seixas.
The 21st edition of the “most cosmopolitan of all Portuguese festivals” – in the words of its programmer – includes 51 concerts and some news: the passage through Porto Covo was reduced to three days (18, 19 and 20) and bet in “more diversity and greater care” in the parallel initiatives, with the return of the film cycle and the celebrated conversations of the past with musicians and writers.