Author: David Soares
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Let’s Have a Word #1: Luís Peixoto
September 3, 2018
Luis Peixoto is no doubt one of the most respected and in-demand string musicians in the realm of trad folk music in Portugal. And he recently released an LP that’s a fusion of folk and electronic music, branded as techno-folk — a style he has been touring and perfecting for the past couple of years.
A Glimpse of Hell: Lisbon’s Museu do Ajube and the Dictatorship
April 20, 2018
The Museu do Aljube takes us inside the prison that can be described as kind of purgatory between hell and hell, where prisoners were served a taste of hell to come. Step inside and have a look around.