The edition 2016 of the Raízes do Atlântico Festival will be a renewed journey throughout the world, but above all through the Portuguese-speaking world and the countries can be found in the Atlantic Ocean thereby setting the tone for the festival’s own name.
As the starting point of this journey, we will begin in Madeira Island with , a band that features the Madeiran musical heritage and all the unique instruments that define our music.
The next destination will be the Portuguese mainland, with the portuguese diva . An unique voice defines this artist, she embrace the Fado genre as her base but also makes forays into other musical genres, Lula represents the best that Portugal has to offer in the musical scene, a concert not to be missed.
In search of new sounds in the world we distance ourselves from the Atlantic to meet another diva, but this time from such an exotic country like Tunisia, with , considered by the specialized press the ambassador of Arab culture. An almost spiritual presence defines her concerts that have delighted crowds.
We then go to the UK with , a band that makes its national debut at the Festival, they mix a European, African or even Caribbean sounds. A unique creative Jazz formation that makes every concert a unique experience.
We’ll then start crossing the Atlantic Ocean and stop in one of the most beloved locations of the speaking portuguese tradition: Cape Verde, with the warm voice of . Winner of the prestigious award “Découvertes RFI” of France in 2015, Elida is already one of the best Cape Verde’s musical values, she will finish the big world tour organized by RFI in our festival.
The next stop will take us to South Africa, with a unexpected concert on this edition with the eclectic sound of , one of the most international artists of that country. Noir features in his 2015 album a Modern Africa with pop and rock influences, that have taken him beyond the concept of “World Music”.
We end this journey with a concert of one of the biggest names of the brazilian music, . With over 40 years of career and many awards including four Grammys, Ivan is part of the soundtrack for anyone who enjoys good music of Brazil. A very prestigious closing concert for this year edition.