Tag: Portugal

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Fernando Barroso and Luis Peixoto – Mandolin, Bouzouki, Cavaquinho

Luis Peixoto and Fernando Barroso have taken part in the Madeira Mandolin Festivals of the last years. Fernando Barroso has just recorded a new album which will be available on January 16. Luis Peixoto was born in 1980 in Coimbra in Portugal, Fernando Barroso is from Galicia in the Northwest of Spain. Both share the love for all kind of stringed instruments like mandolin, bouzouki, cavaquinho or guitar. They have worked together and in different groups with other musicians.

During the last days I have compiled a large playlist with recordings by Fernando Barroso and Luis Peixoto.

In this post I want to present the music of Luis Peixoto and Fernando Barroso. In 2012 the album POP has been published, a life concert was filmed in 2013 and is available on youtube. In this concert Fernando Barroso does mainly play the Bouzouki, while Luis Peixoto plays the mandolin, the cavaquinho and some other instruments. I plan to present other project by Fernando Barroso and Luis Peixoto in my next posts.

Luis Peixoto – Bio (from his website)

Luis Peixoto was born in Coimbra in 1980.

Studied Classical Guitar and recorder flute at Lagos Music Academy; Mandolin at the Conservatory of Coimbra; cavaquinho, mandolin and guitarra de Coimbra at the Traditional Instruments School (Secção de Fado – Coimbra Academic Associativity) with professors Jorge Gomes, Ricardo Dias and Amadeu Magalhães. Also attended a degree in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences (University of Coimbra).

Fernando Barros – Bio (from website)

BIOGRAFÍA: Fernando Barroso es un músico, compositor y productor gallego, nacido en Ferrol en 1979. Doctorado en Química-Física por la Universidad de Vigo en 2010, desde 2011 se dedica exclusívamente a la producción musical y a la participación en diferentes proyectos musicales en Galicia. En la actualidad forma parte de las bandas ‘Riobó’, ‘Budiño’ y ‘TRIM’ y ha colaborado con artistas de la talla de Anxo Lorenzo, Xabier Díaz o Julio Pereira. Fue parte de la mítica banda ‘paratradicional’ ferrolana ‘Os Cempés’ durante su última etapa y co-fundador del trío internacional ‘Assembly Point’ junto a Eoghan Neff y Luís Peixoto. Con éste último ha co-producido también otros trabajos como ‘POP(2013)’ o TRIM(2014)’. Desde 2016 forma parte del laboratório creativo NEXO, junto con músicos de varios países de América y Europa.

Playlist – Concert Fernando Barroso & Luis Peixoto – Dubideos

Playlist Luis Pexoito & Fernando Barroso – POP

Additional information

Website Luis Peixoto

Website Fernando Barroso

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Madeira Mandolin Festival – Festival Internacional de Bandolins da…

I have recently started to collect videos with the mandolin orchestras from Madeira. Madeira has a long tradition of mandolin orchestras.

In 2016 the first Madeira Mandolin Festival took place. I have found several great videos made during this festival with the Edu Miranda Trio, Luís Peixoto and Norberto Cruz.

Edu Miranda Trio is playing some great Choros, Luís Peixoto plays two solo pieces on the cavaquinho, and Norberto Cruz plays a Sonata by Carlos Seixas.

Playlist Madeira Mandolin Festival 2016

The second Madeira Mandolin Festival took place in 2017. It included concerts and workshops with Hamilton da Holanda and Fernando Barroso and concerts with Mandolin Orchestras from Madeira.

Additional Information

Website Madeira Mandolin Festival

Website Madeira Mandolin Association

Facebook: Associação de Bandolins da Madeira – Madeira Mandolin Association

youtube: Madeira Mandolin Association

youtube channel Fernando Barroso

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Azeituna – The Tuna of the University do Minho…

Some years ago I have already made some research about the tunas and estudiantinas. Tunas are groups of students who play mandolin, bandurria or guitar and sing. Many universities in Spain, Portugal and in South and Middel America have tunas. But even in the Netherlands and Germany you can find some tunas.

A tuna from Portugal – Azeituna – Tuna de Ciências da Universidade do Minho – has just visited Freiburg where I live and has played one or two concerts here.

This tuna was founded in 1992 and is a very active group. They have travelled to Brazil, Poland and some other countries, and they have produced several CDs. And since 1993 every year a competition for tunas has been organized, the

Celta – Certame Lusitano de Tunas Académicas

The CELTA XVII took place in Dec. 2010:  http://www.azeituna.net/celta/

A Azeituna – Tuna de Ciências da Universidade do Minho surgiu de um grupo de amigos, estreando-se oficialmente em Maio de 1992 nas Monumentais Festas do Enterro da Gata, apadrinhados pela Tuna Universitária do Minho. Desde cedo estabeleceu-se uma relação de proximidade com a Tuna Académica da Universidade Lusíada do Porto, que resultou na geminação das duas tunas em Maio de 1994. Nos anos seguintes a Azeituna realizou um grande intercâmbio cultural com a Irlanda que resultou no aparecimento da primeira tuna nas ilhas britânicas, a Preservatuna – Tuna Universitária de Cork. Em 1995 foi oficializada a emprimação com os Jogralhos – grupo de jograis da Universidade do Minho.

The Azeituna has uploaded many videos to its youtube channel. One of my favorite pieces is this:

“Lusogalaicocelta” – Azeituna (Casa da Música)

Azeituna – Tuna de Ciências da Universidade do Minho | www.azeituna.pt
Tema: Instrumental “Lusogalaicocelta”
Música/ Arranjo: Azeituna
Festival: XIII Lusíada 2006 (Casa da Música – PORTO)

In the second video you can hear the singing:

Azeituna no F.R.A. – Noites de Ronda

Another instrumental piece by Azeituna:

Azeituna – Percursos (Instrumental)

Playlist Azeituna


Additional Information

Wikipedia about tuna (German): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuna

Wikipedia about tuna (Engl.): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuna_%28music%29

Homepage Azeituna: http://www.azeituna.net/

Cancioneiro – songbook of the Azeituna with chords: http://www.azeituna.net/cancioneiro/

youtube channel Azeituna: http://www.youtube.com/user/Azeituna

Facebook page Azeituna with many pictures: http://www.facebook.com/azeituna.tcum

portugaltunas – homepage of the tunas in Portugal: http://www.portugaltunas.com/

Link collection Tunas and Estudiantinas: http://pinboard.in/u:mandoisland/t:tuna/

previous post about tunas and estudiantinas on www.mandoisland.de – unfortunately most of the links do not work any more: http://www.mandoisland.de/weblog_06_12.html

More posts about Portugal: http://www.mandoisland.com/?tag=portugal

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Marcelo Fortuna and the Ensemble BARBACUTE – Klezmer and…

Another interesting ensemble with Marcelo Fortuna is the  Ensemble BARBACUTE.

This group plays Klezmer music and Brasilian Choro music.

Marcelo Fortuna plays the cavaquinho, the other instruments are clarinet, recorde, violoncello and bass.

Enjoy the ensemble BARBACUTE!

BARBACUTE

Antonio Carrilho (Recorder)
Fausto Corneo (Clarinet)
Marcelo Fortuna (Cavaquinho – “Brazilian ukulele”)
Edoardo Sbaffi (Cello)
Miguel Leiria Pereira (Double bass)