Month: September 2018

Culture

Nova Batida 2018: What to Expect

Lisbon is getting hip. Super hip. And with that hipdom, a festival has been born. That festival? Nova Batida. A mix of “the latest music, culture, and lifestyle” from around

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Art

The Silent Lady: Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

When rebuked about not talking enough about her work, the modernist painter Vieira da Silva once retorted: “And what does one paint for? Isn’t it to make the canvas speak? The painter’s language is the paintings themselves!”

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Music

LISB-ON 2018: A Festival in the Heart of Lisbon

We could really feel a family atmosphere at LISB-ON: people talking and laughing like old friends, and organizers mixing with the scattering of artists. Michael Mayer told us how special Lisbon was to him as he has been coming here for more than 20 years. The guys who were running around organizing everything were old friends of his from the late ’90s and early ’00s, he told us. They were the guys booking him back then. This family feeling was starting to make sense.

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