Archives for David Soares

Author: David Soares

When the Saints Go Marching: Santo António Day Explained

May 29, 2019

First of all, I’ll just let it out there: Santo António is an impostor. Yes, because the official patron saint of Lisbon is actually São Vicente. This is the one whose statue stands at Portas do Sol in Alfama, where he holds the symbol of the city in one hand – the ship crewed by […]

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Let’s Have A Word #6: The Loafing Heroes

April 2, 2019

“Let’s Have a Word” is David Soares‘ attempt to make the Lisbon scene spill the beans. The Loafing Heroes started as the project of Dubliner Bartholomew Ryan, while he was living in Denmark. He has subsequently moved to Berlin and Lisbon — and the band has included members from different origins who have literally joined […]

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Let’s Have A Word #5: Maja Milinković

January 8, 2019

“Let’s Have a Word” is David Soares‘s attempt to make the Lisbon scene spill the beans. Fado is often an acquired taste, even for a Portuguese person. It needs to mature a while before the familiarity of the sung language and the warm, crystallized sound of the strings end up striking a chord (literally). This […]

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Let’s Have A Word #4: Will Samson

November 12, 2018

“Let’s Have a Word” is David Soares‘s attempt to make the Lisbon scene spill the beans. I first met Will Samson in 2016, when he had just snuck into the dark of a cinema theatre, to take a seat on the same row I was sitting, along with friends we have in common. The film […]

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Lisbon Implied, or How to Talk About Locations Like a Local

November 9, 2018

If a Lisboeta tells you to go to a certain place whose name you’ve never heard — and you’re not quite sure where to find it — here’s what they mean.

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Let’s Have a Word #3: Surma

September 26, 2018

Surma is a 23-year-old hailing from Leiria. Her debut album last year was shortlisted for best European independent album of the year. She has been touring non-stop ever since.

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Synik hip hop artist by Champupuri

Let’s Have a Word #2: Synik

September 5, 2018

Let’s Have a Word is David Soares‘s attempt to make the Lisbon scene spill the beans. Poet, hip-hop head, and spoken-word artist Gerald Mugwenhi, aka Synik, started scribbling rhymes in his notebook while still in high school in Zimbabwe. First, he emulated some of his friends and idols, at the time coming from the flood […]

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