‘Queen of soul’ Aretha Franklin honored in Paredes de Coura

The memory of “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, who died on Thursday, took to the stage on the second day of the Paredes de Coura festival through a tribute to the Jungle that appeared in black and white on the screens of the venue.

The British band created in 2013 was one of the “strong names” of the poster of the 2018 edition of the festival that runs until Sunday on the river beach of Taboão, on the banks of the river Coura, and were even one of the bands that most interacted with the public.

“Rest in peace, Aretha”, this is how the Jungle reminded the American singer that she died of cancer, having achieved with this homage one of the biggest applause of the night.

The Brits, who have always been grateful to the public for their support, praised the venue and the ambience of the festival, which this year celebrates the 26th edition, and presented in Coura the album “For Ever”, due out in September by XL, without forgetting some of the sonorities that made them known.

In a stage filled with colorful spotlights and light plays, the Jungle concert had the peculiarity of being transmitted on the black and white screens, which together with the gestures and the presentation of the elements of the band took Paredes de Coura to travel in time .

Through the main stage of the Paredes de Coura natural amphitheater, the Fleet Foxes, who provided a “true to the album” show with a strong graphic component, went on to attend the X-Wife concerts and a show “well the style “of The Legendary Tigerman, where” rock and roll “were the most heard words.

The Fleet Foxes were the other band most awaited by the pub and did not disappoint: “It’s like being at home listening to the CD, just the same,” was heard among the thousands of people who attended the show marked by the graphic elements of color that accompanied the sounds coming from the stage, warm colors, cold, solid or alive, depending on the sound of the band.

As for the Portuguese participation on the main stage, The Legendary Tigerman presented the result of the trip of the personage imagined, MISFIT, but that the author himself did, between Los Angeles and Death Valley in the United States, where each page of the character’s diary gave life to a song, without forgetting the memorable cover of “This Boots are made for walking”, eternalized by Nancy Sinatra and with which Paulo Furtado got one of the biggest ovations of the night.

At the end of the afternoon, it was up to the X-Wife to open the main stage of Vodafone Paredes de Coura, where they returned and also marked the return of the band to the road, counting with several participations like Fred Ferreira and Nuno Sarafa on drums to João Cabrita in the saxophone, to the voices of Rita Silva and Liliana Marinho and percussions and mixes by Zé Nando Pimenta.

On the secondary stage, the applause went to Japanese Breakfast and to the “chaos and frenzied eccentricity” of the noise and the garage of the Fugly.

There were also the Shame on the banks of the Coura, who returned to Portugal after having made their presence at the Millions of Feast in 2017, with performances by the Australians Confidence Man and the Dutchman Young Marco.

Until 18, bands like Skepta, Pussy Riot, Lauer, Slowdive (Friday) and Arcade Fire, Dead Combo, Dj Kitten and Big Thief will also pass through the Taboão river beach.

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