Interviews

Category: Interviews

Hear from the people that make Lisbon jive.


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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Weronika Anna Rosa Floral Art

Flowers are her best lovers: Q&A with Weronika Anna Rosa

September 19, 2018

Polish artist Weronika Anna Rosa came to Lisbon and fell in love at first sight. When she moved here for good, the city’s light and colors — and the country’s azulejos — would shape her paintings as well. Atlas sat down for a chat.

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Kidding Around in Portugal: A Q&A with Children’s Book Artist Cale Atkinson

September 12, 2018

Cale Atkinson is an artist, author, and animator who’s worked for the likes of Disney Hyperion and Marvel. His travels through Portugal prompted a series on the country, so we decided to get in touch.

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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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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.

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Rama em Flor: Creating Space for Radical Discussion

August 31, 2018

This summer, Lisbon was home to a glorious celebration of feminism and queer culture sprawled across multiple venues throughout the city, including Zé dos Bois Gallery, Damas, Lounge, and Rua das Gaivotas 6. The community festival brought together international and local artists and activists to present music, talks, films, and discussions, opening up space to […]

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Digitizing Lisboa: A Q&A with Illustrator Gonçalo Viana

August 27, 2018

Gonçalo Viana’s illustrations bring to mind a simpler time when postcards were a thing, yet his subject matter is very much of the moment. And his clear, child-friendly technique means that his illustrations go perfectly with the articles he’s commissioned to illustrate — and, of course, children’s books.

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