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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.