Her first contact with music was in 1998, at Companhia da Música (Braga), where she completed the conservatory 8th level in 2012. In 2015, she concluded a degree in Musicology at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She taught piano between 2013 and 2015, at Happiness Street (Paço de Arcos) and Clube dos Sons (Lisbon). In 2015, she taught music expression in the scope of extra curricular activities at Convento do Desagravo (Lisbon). Currently, she is a masters student in Ethnomusicology, in Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas.
Music and Tourism in Estado Novo: Musical activity in Vidago, a thermal village (1933-1974)
This project explores the confluence of different popular music styles in a rural tourist destination during the dictatorship of Estado Novo. The musical practice and dance were metaphors for modernity and tradition, rurality and cosmopolitism, politics and transgression. I intend to study how the growing number of musicians and ensembles and the contact with the musical industry and sound technology in Vidago reflect the symbiotic relationship between tourism and music. Music was a key factor in the entertainment that hotels offered to their clients, including band orchestration, chanson française, tango, opera arias, fado, classical music, jazz and folkloric music. This case study exposes the cultural policies of Salazar’s dictatorship, such as the dominant rule of Casas do Povo, the preponderance of Emissora Nacional, the nostalgia of rurality and a “portuguesecizing” of music.