The People’s Blog to Lisbon

Reflector #5: Bishop Saynomore – “Sintra Sonata”

July 2, 2020

This is a series about the songs written by foreigners that were inspired by Portugal. This is the fifth on our list. Bishop Saynomore a.k.a Michael B. Tanner from Washington, D.C. offers a specific brand of electronic ambiance music with synthesized classical elements in the mix. Winter holidays spent in Lisbon, his wife’s hometown, inspired […]

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Reflector #4: The Go-Betweens – “No Reason To Cry”

June 19, 2020

This is a series about the songs written by foreigners that were inspired by Portugal. This is the fourth tune on our list. The career of this group from Brisbane, Australia started back in the late ‘70’s, they split up in 1989 but reformed for a second stint at the turn of the century. Maybe […]

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Reflector #3: Russian Circles – “Lisboa”

June 12, 2020

We love Portugal and we love music. So, we made a list of tunes inspired by Portugal. This series is about those impressions translated into sound by foreigners and this is the third of the series. Russian Circles are a Chicago trio made up of guitarist Mike Sullivan, Brian Cook on bass and Dave Turncrantz […]

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“Vidas Negras Importam” aka Black Lives Matter Demonstration Marches Through Lisbon

June 9, 2020

“Vidas Negras Importam” aka Black Lives Matter marched through central Lisbon on as part of the demonstrations that have taken place around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a police officer in the United States. Gathering outside Alameda metro station, the diverse crowd of demonstrators milled about on […]

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Reflector #2: Lilicub

June 5, 2020

This is a series about the songs written by foreigners that were inspired by Portugal. This is the second tune on our list. LILICUB – “Lisbonne” Lilicub were a pop trio formed in early 90’s with a strong jazz background that ended up as the duo of Benoit Carré and Catherine Diran. Their recognition peaked […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Sagres: A Surfer’s Paradise in Southern Portugal

June 4, 2020

This may be a small town, but it definitely knows how to party. And if you don’t order an ice-cold Sagres, were you even really here?

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Black Lives Matter Protest in Portugal

June 3, 2020

The world was shaken on May 25 when we saw the horrific images of the 46-year-old African-American George Floyd lying on the pavement under the knee of a Minneapolis policeman. After eight minutes of this abuse, Floyd died, despite having said that he couldn’t breathe. Since then, there have been riots, marches, and looting, spurring […]

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