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The 78 de rotações Concert Cycle is back for another weekend of music. On the next February 25th and 26th, Laboratório das Artes Teatro Vista Alegre receives Valéria Lobão, considered one of the most relevant Brazilian interpreters today, to interpret radio songs in the Iberian-American context. Tickets are now available for purchase..
 
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During the decades from 1910 to 1960 many songs crossed the Atlantic creating musical dialogues between the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. Through the voice of Valéria Lobão, this concert presents a selection of urban songs that exemplify this Iberian-American sound flow.

The repertoire will focus on the composers and performers who stood out in the context of radio and the 78 rpm record, and who played a fundamental role in the creation of Luso-Brazilian and Latin American urban popular song. Currently living in Porto, Valéria Lobão is one of today's most relevant Brazilian interpreters, having released two solo albums: the first, entitled "Chamada", which earned her the prestigious FUNARTE award, was released in 2011 and focuses on contemporary Brazilian composers. The second, dedicated to the songs of Noel Rosa, with special arrangements by musicians such as João Donato, Cristóvão Bastos and Gilson Peranzzeta, was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2015.

The concert also features Sergio Valdeos - a Peruvian guitarist currently based in Geneva - and Pedro Aragão on mandolin.  Issac Raimundo will be in charge of the phonographic installation.

Tickets can be purchased through the online ticket office.

78 Rotações Concert Cycle
This cycle, resulting from a project developed by the Ethnomusicology Institute - Center for the Study of Music and Dance (INET-md), highlights musical genres born from the Atlantic influx, such as fados, maxixes, marrabentas, and choros, and recovers songs originally recorded by the Brazilian and Portuguese phonographic industries in the first half of the 20th century, with contemporary arrangements by Brazilian conductors Jayme Vignoli and Marcilio Lopes, from Casa do Choro in Rio de Janeiro.
In this cycle of concerts, contemporary artists from Portugal and Brazil once again cross the ocean to value the memory and artistic legacy of both countries, immortalized in 78 rotations per minute.