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78 rotações Cycle: this is the name of the initiative resulting from Liber|Sound - innovative practices for the liberation of sound memory, a project developed by the Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre for Music and Dance Studies (INET-md).In the scope of this cycle, six concerts will take place at the Laboratório das Artes, in Ílhavo. The concerts are part of the 23 Milhas program and the first one will take place on January 21st.


Throughout the first half of the 20th century the recording industry played a key role in preserving urban popular music around the world, while promoting its global circulation. 

Ciclo 78 Rotações - Libertação da memória sonora (Cycle 78 Rotations - Liberation of Sound Memory) was created to highlight musical genres born from the Atlantic influx, such as fados, maxixes, marrabentas, and choros. This Cycle, which includes six concerts, will present recreations of music originally recorded by the Brazilian and Portuguese phonographic industries of this period, with special emphasis on artists and musical genres that repeatedly crossed the Atlantic. Funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The project focuses on the study of musical transit between Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, and India (Goa) through collections of 78 rpm or gum-lac records. The project is developed by Pedro Aragão and Susana Sardo.
The series of concerts, which will be presented by Brazilian and Portuguese artists, will also have a didactic character, through historical contextualization of musical genres such as fado, choro, maxixe, and samba. The concerts will take place at the Laboratório das Artes (Teatro da Vista Alegre) in the 1st quarter of 2023, as part of 23 Milhas
Concert Schedule
Lusossonias Concert - Clube do Choro do Porto and Patricia Lestre
  • January 21st at 7pm and January 22nd at 4pm

The concert will focus on recreations of songs originally recorded by the phonographic industry in the first half of the 20th century, recreated through contemporary arrangements by Brazilian conductors Jayme 2 Vignoli and Marcilio Lopes. Clube do Choro do Porto is composed of Francisco Bastos (flute), Saulo Giovannini (vibraphone), Klênio Barros (trombone), Pedro Aragão (mandolin), João Pitta (6-string guitar), Vinicius Lucena (7-string guitar), and Felipe Bastos (drums), in addition to the participation of Portuguese singer Patricia Lestre. 

Valéria Lobão interprets radio songs in the Iberian-American context
  • February 25th at 7pm and February 26th at 4pm 
  • During the decades from 1910 to 1960 many songs crossed the Atlantic creating musical dialogues between the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. This concert presents a selection of urban songs that exemplify this iberoamerican sound flow. The repertoire is focused on 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 popular urban Luso-Brazilian and Latin American song. Singer Valéria Lobão (currently residing in Porto) is one of the most celebrated Brazilian performers today, having released two solo albums: the first one entitled "Chamada", released in 2011 and focused on contemporary Brazilian composers, received the prestigious FUNARTE award that same year. 
  • The second, dedicated to Noel Rosa's songs, with special arrangements by musicians such as João Donato, Cristóvão Bastos and Gilson Peranzzeta, was nominated for the 2015 Latin Grammy Award. The concert also features Sergio Valdeos - a Peruvian guitarist currently based in Geneva - and Pedro Aragão on mandolin. 

Migrant Songs: Joana Amendoeira and Terno Carioca interpret Ester de Abreu
    • March 31st and April 1st 
    • The concert will focus on recovering the memory and artistic heritage of one of the most important Portuguese singers to establish a solid career in Brazil. Ester de Abreu (Lisbon, 1921 - Rio de Janeiro, 1997) began her career in Portugal, having moved to Brazil in the late 1949s, achieving immediate success as a singer for Rádio Nacional and becoming one of the Portuguese singers with the greatest recognition in the country. Most of her repertoire is forgotten in old 78 rpm records. By bringing together Joana Amendoeira - one of today's most celebrated Portuguese singers - with Terno Carioca - a Brazilian instrumental group formed by Luiz Flávio Alcofra (guitar), Lena Verani (clarinet), and Pedro Aragão (mandolin), the concert intends to recreate and, at the same time, highlight the artistic legacy of one of the greatest Portuguese singers to establish musical bridges with Brazil.