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Resistência celebrates 30 years in Lisbon and Porto

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Resistência, a super-band formed by some of the most iconic Portuguese musicians, turns 30 in 2021. To celebrate, the group will give two special concerts in December: on the 11th at Casa da Música in Porto and on the 21st at the CCB in Lisbon.

Thirty years ago Portugal and the world were different. But some of the songs that still bring crowds together today were already resonating on the country’s radios and theaters. Many were raised by a collective named Resistência, which completes this year’s three-decade career. For the celebrations, the supergroup decided to prepare a special show that will be presented in December in two of the most important venues in the country: on December 11 at Casa da Música, in Porto and on December 21 at CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon.

The Resistência project was born from the intention of joining guitars and voices and bringing together the best songs of a generation.

The first steps were taken by Pedro Ayres de Magalhães, Fernando Cunha, Miguel Angelo and Tim, who quickly recruited Fernando Júdice, Yuri Daniel, Fred Mergner, Dudas, Alexandre Frazão and Olavo Bilac to join the adventure. Thus was born the first Portuguese superband. ‘Palavras ao Vento’ (1991), the debut album, ‘Mano a Mano’ (1992) and ‘Ao Vivo no Armazém 22’ are testimonies of the true agglutinating power of successes such as ‘Nasce Selvagem’, ‘I’m Not the Only One’ or ‘Place in the Sun’.

Today, 30 years later, they continue this story: Fernando Cunha, Tim, Miguel Angelo, Olavo Bilac, Alexandre Frazão, José Salgueiro, Mário Delgado and Pedro Jóia. In December, this group of friends will once again perform on stage to sing with one voice and celebrate an already long story that is far from over.

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