Author: David Soares
Is Lisbon the Next Berlin?
October 29, 2019
Statements like “city A is the new city B” make people from either A or B cringe — but will Lisbon go the way of Berlin when it comes to keeping the soul of the city?
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 […]
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 […]
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.