Festival Med Loule

It is already in 28th and June 29th that irresistible streets, alleyways and squares of the historic center of Loulé will again be invaded by thousands of people in search of the best music, crafts and cuisine come a little all over the World. The event, an organization of the Municipality of Loulé and this year marks its tenth edition, promises many hours of deep animation, unforgettable experiences and many discoveries.

festival-med-loule-2013.jpgIn music, the main course in all editions of the event Loulé, are promised thrills with a lavish program of performances: First of attention focused on this phenomenon of popularity in the international reggae scene is the Jamaican Anthony B, owner of a legion of fans in our country and that the Matrix takes to the stage on the second day of the event. Another highlight of the festival will be the return to Portugal, after several years of absence, one of the most mythical and relevant bands of the past two decades in Europe, the revolutionary, critically acclaimed avant-garde and always Hedningarna, Sweden, and the premiere Algarve at the festival of the great diva of African music, and civic activist for women's rights, the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN and winner of a Grammy, Oumou Sangare, Mali.

The program MED 2013 makes a clear commitment to a new generation of women in cantautoras that is to impress the international music market: the Catalan Silvia Perez Cruz is at present one of the artists most cherished by audiences and critics in Spain. All because of "11 de Noviembre", his debut album which hit shelves over the last year. Loulé witness the first complete concert of Silvia Perez Cruz in the country after a year in which the artist Barcelona has collected awards and honors. Who also visit Loulé at the end of June is the talented Brazilian Tulipa Ruiz, one of the great promises of always dynamic Brazilian music. On the first day of the MED, the Stage Around the open hostilities with the sensational Angolan Aline Frazao, who this week launched to market his second album, "Motion", and that in very little time left now yielded to critics of all Europe.

The national contingent of this year's event of Loulé is also top notch and, as usual, promotes some of the most interesting projects of recent Portuguese music. And the acclaimed film Dead Combo, the excellence of writing songs in Portuguese by Miguel Araújo and Samuel Úria. The great fado superstar already is the Rosetta Cuca contagious and contemporary popular celebration representing the performances of Babel Kumpania or Dona Gi.
Who wants to witness the golden moment experienced by the national jazz concerts must accompany two of the most vibrant voices in the national panorama intimate concerts for voice and piano in a new space that MED debut this year: the stage of the Convent. Elisa Rodrigues, accompanied by pianist Júlio Resende Algarve, Sofia and Victoria in draft homage to Chico Buarque Luis Figueiredo dabbled with the piano.

Finally, for the toughest, two nights Med 2013 will end with calls coming to the dance of dishes Hugo Mendez (Sofrito), Funky dj London signed with credits to make sounds with hip shaking african-Latinos, and HIT, which started to be the weekly Peter Coquenão in Antena 3 and RDP Africa, became his debut album, also in English and Soundway Records after a show, which went by the largest national and international stages, including an unforgettable passage through Loulé ago 2 years, now back alone for a DJ Set

Daily tickets for the 2013 edition of the Festival Med cost 12 euros and can be purchased during the event on the spot.

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