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Festival 'Obrigado Portugal' at Fontes de Estômbar


After the success achieved in 2011, the Festival "Obrigado Portugal" is back to Fonted de Estômbar, Lagoa, between 27th and 29th September. The event began as an initiative of the foreign community as a tribute to their hosts, with foreign and Portuguese hand in hand in promoting the best of what is done in the country and calling for cultural exchange.

festival Obrigado Portugal | Algarve Car HireThe natural landscape of the site of the Springs is once again the setting chosen for the festival, which will be represented in the crafts, music, theater and cuisine of various countries, offering visitors the opportunity to learn, enjoy and disfrutarem of flavors and national and international arts who live together in the region, making them feel pride in this multicultural Algarve. This year the festival will be held by the non-profit association 'Ideas Portugal With Sun', whose mission is to create synergies between people of different cultures and multidisciplinary experiences, pushing and praising the quality of Portugal in all its aspects.

The association begins his performance with a flourish, bringing the festival a stage powered by a solar generator and a system of kinetic energy, thus becoming the first solar-stage in Portugal. On the first day of the festival, the 27th, the night is Jazz Cream with Carlos Barreto, Beatriz Portugal, Desiderio Lazaro, Veronica Monteiro Trio Jazz, Louis Edlinger and Born 5TET. On day 28, the animation continues to rock rhythms à la Creme with Paus, Nicotine Orchestra, The Mad Cats, Neo's Dream, The Upper crusties and name. At day 29, the event ends with a night of Worldmusic with Chilli which will feature the work of Melech Mechaya, One Love Family, Beto Kalulu, Orlando Santos, The Bagattels and Jackie O'Grady.

However, the 'Initiative Thank Portugal' and 'Ideas Association with Sol Portugal', responsible for organizing the festival, inaugurated on 4 September, the exhibition "A Tribute to the Cultural Exchange 'on Algarve Art Gallery, located in the Cellar Cooperativa do Algarve in Lagoa. The exhibition has the support of prestigious artists from various countries of the world, all with a special connection to Portugal, Martine Vaugel cases, Pierre de Chevillye, Harry Klunder, Jose Delgado, Dimitrios Mantzavrakos, Paul Schneider, Antonio Pires Villares among others.

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