The singer from Sweden, rapper and artist of her words Yarah Bravo represents the urban sound beyond any border. Yarah embraces music from around the world to her soulful jazzy sound - with clever and sometimes political hip hop. With several projects that Yarah was part of, she shared stages with international Hip Hop big names: Wu Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Fat Freddy's Drop or even the Asian Dub Foundation.
The performance allied to the lyrics of Yarah Bravo is a strong and distinctive message of love full of Groove and energy. Do not miss an absolute debut in Portugal with an artist that we're sure you will hear about.
Quoting BBC: "The real attraction of One Self is Yarah Bravo. Her voice is rich and deep, tangy and sweet. By turns she is fearless femme cee, jazz poet and sultry seductress. Like all great vocalists, notes not words are her primary tools for communication. On her lips a shopping list would sound profound and moving"
Urban griot with a rock edge, Djeli reveals his own personal experience and his unique and original path through powerful militant lyrics.With his deep, strong and authentic voice and his sharp style of kora playing, Djeli captivates his audience from the very first notes.Guinea born, living in Paris for the last 17 years, Djeli aka the "Menilmontant griot" was quickly discovered. From this pont onwards he starts his exceptional journey filled with musical experiences in which he manages to impose his compelling voice and to reveal his skills as a composer. Influenced by many cultures he creates a remarkable universe jam-packed with tribal as well as modern sonorities.His ecclectic style mixes pop music's nuances, Moorish vibes with electro tinges. His contemporary live performance swings between current music and world music played by the album's musicians.
Be ready to meet high energy mixed with sensitivity
The band formed in 1998 is one of the most impressive names in the world reggae music scene. The return in 2018 to the stages is marked by the continuity of this project led by Harrison Stafford, that united a group of musicians of the school of jazz to which they all belonged. The own dynamic of Groundation's music draw heavily from the musical experience and from what Harrison listened to as a young man - the composing skills quickly became evident in the band's lead guitarist and lead singer. In 2018, the same experience is back after touring in more than 40 countries, but with a group of young musicians that composes a total of 9 on stage. Unique reggae with jazz / funk sounds and voices full of harmony. Groundation's unique energy and atmosphere will bring to Maré de Agosto the classic "Babylon Rule Dem" or "Picture on the Wall" as well as new album songs to be released in September this year.
Octa Push started in the beginning of 2008 when Conspira – one of portuguese pioneers of bass music – challenged these two brothers from Lisbon to join forces and start a live-act project, booking them for a show.They quickly started to make tracks together and developed a fusion of Bashment, UK Garage with other elements like Afrobeat and Techno.In a short space of time their explosive performance took them to places and events like Boom Festival, Optimus Alive, Casa da Musica, Lux (Portugal), Sonar Festival, Sonar Gálicia, Redbull Music Academy (Spain), Fabric, Music Hall, Black Swan, Glade Festival (UK), Amsterdam Dance Event, Zomerparkfeest (Holland) and other clubs and festivals.Already with official remixes for people like Buraka Som Sistema, Jahcoozi, Mochipet, DJ C ft MC Zulu, DJ Znobia, Monkey Steak and Debruit.Releases on Soul Jazz Records, Fabric Records, Iberian Records, Steak House, Enchufada and more.Support by the likes of Gilles Peterson (BBC), DJ Sinden (Kiss FM), Buraka Som Sistema and Thom Yorke from Radiohead.
Fado is back at our festival! Camané, one of the most important names in Fado nowadays.
Emotion. Tradition enriched with the right dose of risk. Versatility. All this is part of the artistic personality of Camané. And all this is conjugated in a work of homage to Alfredo Marceneiro - "Camané Canta Alfredo Marceneiro".The elevation of the great fado reference in the voice of Camané, in a timeless record, in a fair homage to one of his greatest references.Fado Cravo, Fado Bailado, among many others, are part of this work, bringing the sonority and the essence of the genre, both in music and in the very lyrics.All parts involved in this project believe that this work will be a milestone in the History of Fado.
Orlando Julius Ekemode, saxophonist, singer and songwriter, is a pioneer of the afrobeat and the musical mixing of African music amd African American music.
He is back on international stages with the London acid jazz band The Heliocentrics, specializing in bringing to the contemporary audience great legends of African music. With a career beginning in the 60's in Nigeria, and a long period spent in the US, Orlando Julius created a style of music mixing highlife, jazz, R & B, psychedelic funk and rock. With The Heliocentrics he recorded "Jaiyede Afro", rearrangements of classics and new songs.Afrobeat is back to Maré de Agosto! Let's celebrate it.
Ronda da Madrugada is a folk / rock band from the island of Santa Maria - Azores.
Since its foundation in 1998, they promote the fusion of traditional Azorean music with the sounds of the world.
Throughout their career, despite the difficulties of the Portuguese music scene, the band remained faithful to the Portuguese language and its dialectal variants of the Azores and to the composition of original sonorities that culminated in the edition of 3 albums (Rondas - 1999, Longa Viagem - 2003, Hoje - 2011). This year Ronda will celebrate 20 years of existence!
There had special guest appearances in studio and live concerts with artists such as Paula Oliveira (Jazz Singer, Hot Club of Portugal teacher, and Operação Triunfo - RTP), Janelo (Kussondulola), Paulo Marinho (Gaiteiros de Lisboa) and Zeca Medeiros.Since then their music has been spread to regional, national and diaspora radios, not forgetting the participation in concert format or as a soundtrack in various broadcastings on national and regional television. Ronda da Madrugada's music has traveled through the live concerts, where several international presences stand out, such as in the US and Canada and more recently in Cape Verde, Morocco and Spain. At a national level, it is worth noting the presence in festivals from north to south of the country with a special focus on the main festivals of folk / celtic music. In the islands there is a constant presence in major musical events, such as Festival Maré de Agosto, Festival Monte Verde, Festas da Praia, Sanjoaninas, among others.
In February, they entered the studio recordings for the recording for their new album of originals, at Valentim de Carvalho studios in Lisbon and, in April, the filming of the new video clip on the island of Santa Maria.
August will be marked by the recording of new songs live at the Festival Maré de Agosto concert.
It is with this sense of mission that Ronda da Madrugada takes on the honorable task of bringing the genuineness of the Azorean soul and the name of the Azores further through this universal language that is music.
Let's celebrate with them and welcome the return of Ronda da Madrugada to our venue!
Márcio Pinto and Peter Xoben are the percussionist and drummer of the portuguese organic transe band Olivetreedance. These two musicians never stop exploring new sounds and influences, and recently Márcio created a brand new project that will electrify the dance floor! Dub, Downtempo, Afro roots and south american melodies, mixed with organic live grooves and beats. A fusion between synthesizers and drums which results in a very deep psytribal sound!
Linda Martini were born in 2003 and are a Rock band. They are André Henriques, Cláudia Guerreiro, Hélio Morais and Pedro Geraldes.
Since the release of the first EP in January 2006, the band has been very cherished both by the public and by the music press and promoters. Proof of this are the various distinctions of "disc of the year", the constant presence in the national communication platforms and the assiduous presence in festivals and academic festivities.
In 2006, the single "Amor Combate" was considered the single of the year by Henrique Amaro of Antena 3 and, in the same year, the debut album "Olhos de Mongol" was distinguished as"Disc of the year" for readers of Blitz magazine.
In 2008 the band released a vinyl EP, continuing an upward and promising path. 2009 was the year of reissue of the debut album - "Eyes of Mongol" - in conjunction with the first EP - "Linda Martini", both sold off long ago. It was also the year in which the band was invited to make a live recording, by Optimus Discos.
In 2010, the second long-running album "Casa Ocupada" was released, which brought the band to another level, contributing to the dense and heavy concise sound of this new album. Never forgetting their roots, with one foot in punk and another in hardcore, in 2015 their fifth disc was released. This album, "Turbo Lento", had a collaboration with Chico Buarque in Febril (Tanto Mar) - authorized sample. It is live that the band shows all their strength, with explosive concerts, a 'well oiled machine' that crosses rhythmic speed with melodic serenity. 2018 is a new album year and marks a reunion of the band with the "crudest" Rock of this quartet of Lisbon.
Solid musicians leaning on sizzling grooves, mixing everything they want, embracing the deep roots of African musical expression on several continents.
Their show is a sincere musical journey full of tropical vibes, with deep respect for the origins and context of the music that inspires them, and with a strong social and ecological message. With "Oxalá", Terrakota composed an album with a majority of songs in Portuguese, in which the message flows in a more spontaneous and clear way.
Interestingly, we find more of the rock genre at some times, although the search for constant mixes between the various genres is visible at the "multi-ethnic cauldron", as the band describes!
The starting point is, as always, Africa, from where one leaves and where one turns, with the fantastic musical diversity that from there was born and spread throughout the world.
Terrakota is the constant search for a musical alchemy that generates a "modern roots", of sincere and current music, performed entirely by human beings. Constant rhythmic section, constant dialogues between vocal lines, guitars, kora, sitar, ballafon, percussion and other instruments from different cultures that consolidate the "worldrootskota" language, in an interconnected world, where all the borders, distances and barriers.are suppressed.
Beyond the permanent inspiration of root cultures, the state of human societies and the planet, the basis, once again is a critical and conscious message that the band does not abdicate.It is to be part of this larger project, in which art is admittedly an important position to have in the world, which functions as a sustained support of creation, so that it can remain free, pure and universal.
Once upon a time (2003) in a far away land called Bosnia and Herzegovina, a group of friends decided to form a band. But this was no ordinary band, and they did not form under ordinary circumstances. True, along with local Balkan flavors, musical influences came from all over the world: ska, punk, reggae, electronic, hip-hop. Yet, there was no music industry, few concerts, no space for cultural or political expression among the new crop of plugged in youth. In fact, the entire region was reeling from deep moral and economic stagnation. It was from this environment that Dubioza kolektiv was born, and not quietly, but kicking and screaming, presenting no-go topics front and center, and demanding to be heard-and in doing so, they created a phenomenon. And it has continued in this fashion ever since. Fast forward to 2016, we find band continues stronger than ever, already established itself as among the best and most popular live outfits in Eastern Europe, hallmarked by their most recent musical release “Happy Machine”, perhaps their most provocative album to date.
For a quick rundown of the band’s history, their self-entitled first album “Dubioza Kolektiv” was released in 2004, and was instantly met with an enthusiasm not seen on the Bosnian scene since pre-war times. Next came the ep “Open Wide”, this time featuring dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Mush Khan from Fun-da-mental. Then, their second full length cd: “Dubnamite”… and this is when their popularity began to spread beyond borders. By 2008, with the release of “Firma Ilegal”, their bold and uncompromising stand against their nationalist establishment elevated them to fame across the entire Balkan region. One of their most popular songs even made it to the big screen with “Blam”, opening Berlin Golden Bear winner Jasmila Žbanić’s film “Na Putu”. Album number four followed along this logical path as “5 do12”. And, in an open snub to ultra-capitalist music labels and as an expression of commitment to their fans, Dubioza made the album available for free (downloads on dubioza.org).
It was around this time that Faith No More’s Bill Gould, found the same inspiration from Dubioza Kolektiv. Their fifth album, “Wild, Wild East” was picked up by his label Koolarrow Records and introduced DK on the international stage with worldwide distribution. This was followed by, “Apsurdistan”: released in 2013, was a huge success with more than 300,000 downloads. The video for the featured track “Kažu” was viewed 12 million times on YouTube and their Western Balkans tour sold-out every single venue (and we are talking about large venues here). All of this, along with a relentless approach to touring, has brought DK’s sounds to every corner of Europe.
Which brings us finally to their newest release, “Happy Machine”-aka, the next step forward. As always, the subject matter might be confrontational and challenging, but the music is always catchy as hell, now more than ever. Inspiration developed over two years, largely inspired by events that unfolded over that time – from Istanbul’s Gezi park protests (“All Equal”), the jailing of the founders of The Pirate Bay (“Free.mp3”), the Syrian refugee crisis and Europe’s shameful response to it. More kindred spirits in the music world have jumped on board, with guest appearances by Manu Chao, Benji Webbe from Skindred, Roy Paci, Punjabi singer BEE2, Catalan ska-rumba band La Pegatina and trumpet player Dzambo Agusev from Macedonia. Songs are in English, Spanish and Punjabi.
They were considered No.1 band at this year’s Eurosonic festival, per european festivals votes.
If you’re looking for macho, money-and-ego driven posturing, you won’t find it here; no MTV “rude boy” gangstas, no strippers or bling, no corporate endorsements from the international fashion industry. Rather, they take on traditional musical forms with their unique perspective, shaped by a war that changed their lives forever, and delivered with a level of positivity that hits you like a blast of fresh air.
If you're open to the experience, it could change your life too.
OliveTreeDance is an instrumental trio composed by Renato Oliveira, didgeridoo, Pedro Vasconcelos, drums, and Márcio Pinto, percussion. The group's musical roots are nurtured on four continents, embracing various sides of World Music and the electronic tribal genre. The result of this fusion of influences is a musical matrix, both ancestral and contemporary. They were the first band of the genre to appear in Portugal and to count on several prizes in competitions worldwide, and tours at national and international stages. The most important concerts were in USA, BRAZIL, HOLLAND, ITALY, SPAIN, IRELAND, INDIA and PORTUGAL . Inspired and inspiring, they own an inexhaustible energy on stage. As the didgeridoo summons the tribe, percussion marks the path of the journey: a powerful trance experience, catalyzed by organic and natural sounds. True musical alchemists, transform the rhythms of indigenous instruments, into a sound that vibrates, pulsates and forces you to dance. With a primordial sonority they summon the tribes of the world, those who musically deliver a message of connection and unity in diversity. "Didj Dance All Beauty", was a debut album which quickly reached the 3rd place in the ranking of the Portuguese Phonographic Association. 2014 is a year for a new album born: Symbology, an album that enshrines them as a tribal dance band with a beginning, middle and end. In 2016 they opened the Boom Festival Main Stage with the theme Shamanism.
10 years later, they are a return to Maré de Agosto after one of the most vibrant and unique concerts ever performed at the festival.