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2nd Edition of the Portimão Days of Percussion Festival

September 9, 2022 @ 15:00 - September 11, 2022 @ 23:30


DPP’22 (Portimão Percussion Days 2022) is back to bring music, art and joy to the city of Portimão!

Between the 9th and 11th of September, the city of Portimão will host the 2nd Edition of the DPP – Dias da Percussão Portimão 2022 festival. and international, with concerts, fashion shows, masterclasses and workshops, during three intense days, where quality and versatility will be the focus of the program.

This edition will bring to Portimão artists such as Simantra Grupo de Percussão & Luís Figueiredo (Portugal), Vincent Houdijk (vibraphone, Netherlands), Eixo do Jazz Ensemble (Portugal), Bomboémia (Portuguese-Brazilian percussion, Portugal) and guest musicians Tiago Manuel Soares (adufe, Portugal), Iago Fernández (drums, Galicia) and Sérgio Almeida (African percussion, Portugal).

The challenging proposal of DPP’22 is the dialogue between the artists residing in the Algarve region, namely the students of the Integrated Music Course and the Jazz Instrumental Course of the Bemposta Schools Group and AGP – Algarve Contemporary Percussion Group, extending this sharing to the general public, residents and visitors.

This year’s program includes three concerts with a varied program linked to the world of percussion: traditional, jazz and contemporary music. Highlight for the musical commission for DPP’22 to the composer Luís Figueiredo (musical arrangement “Amar dos Dois”, Eurovision 2017), who will debut a work for Piano, Adufe and Percussion Ensemble, with Tiago Manuel Soares and Simantra Grupo de Percussion, as well as as the public presentation of the artist residency of the Dutch artist Vincent Houdijk (Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Tilburg, Netherlands) with a concert that is the result of the artistic residency with the AGP – Algarve Contemporary Percussion Group.

In addition to the concerts, DPP’22 promotes an online conversation as a pre-event theme, under the theme Contemporary Percussion in Portugal: Creation, Programming, Mediation. The conversation will be mediated by the artistic direction of the festival, with the participation of festival artists and guest programmers, such as Tiago Ferreira (FIPA – North Percussion Festival) and Diana Ferreira (FIP – Festival Itinerante de Percussion).

From a pedagogical perspective and direct involvement with the community, the festival also offers a training offer for children and young people with two masterclasses: Vincent Houdijk (“The Inner Ear”, vibraphone) and Iago Fernández (Drums), as well as three percussion workshops with the musicians Tiago Manuel Soares (adufe and granolanholas), Simantra Grupo de Percussion (percussion with recycled waste) and Sérgio Almeida (African percussion).

The most festive and relaxed tone is ensured with the holding of a jam session at Sociedade Vencedora Portimonense on the opening day of the festival, in collaboration with O Eixo do Jazz Ensemble, the Integrated Music Course and the Jazz Instrumental Course of the Agrupamento de Escolas. from Bemposta.

And yet, to top off this wide offer, two awareness actions in the form of a parade in public space with Bomboémia (University of Minho Percussion Group) who return to Portimão to fill the city’s streets with colour, sound and rhythm.

DPP’22 will be projected in a network in the city of Portimão and in constant articulation with the potential of public facilities, including the Grand Auditorium and Black Box of TEMPO – Municipal Theater of Portimão, Auditorium of the Museum of Portimão, Jardim 1º de December, Sociedade Vencedora Portimonense, and in dialogue with the public space: Historic Center of Portimão, Riverside Zone, Jardim 1º de Dezembro and Centro de Alvor, which will host the parades.

DPP’22 is a project by O Corvo e a Raposa Associação Cultural, co-financed by the Portuguese Republic / Directorate-General for the Arts and having the Municipality of Portimão as a strategic partner. It also has the institutional support of the Parish Council of Portimão and the Parish Council of Alvor. It has Antena 2, RTP 2, Rádio Portimão, and Jornal O Barlavento as media partners, and Faina Restaurante as gastronomy partner.

The detailed schedule of DPP’22 – Portimão Percussion Days can be consulted via the electronic address www.dpportimao.pt and tickets are now available at https://portimao.bol.pt/.


September 9, 2022 @ 15:00
September 11, 2022 @ 23:30
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O Corvo e a Raposa
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