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Learn more about it, one of the biggest world music events in Portugal, in Sines, with folk, reggae, jazz, tango, blues and others.

What is Festival Músicas do Mundo ?

The Festival Músicas do Mundo is one of the biggest world music events in Portugal, which has been taking place in Sines, Alentejo, since 1999. Currently, the festival takes place in the city of Sines and in the village of Porto Covo (about 20 km or 12 miles away).

The Festival has gained increasing spot light.

Among the distinctions obtained, the 3 prizes in the Iberian Festival Awards 2019 stand out in the categories Best Grand Festival, Best Cultural Program and Best Tourism Promotion and the attribution of the EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) quality seal for 2019 and 2020.

This was due to its commitment to the arts, involvement with the local community and international openness.

Usually, the Festival Músicas do Mundo has a set of paid concerts and other free concerts, available to the local population and to the thousands of visitors who arrive here.

The concerts take place on several stages: in Sines, in the castle, on Avenida Vasco da Gama, in the Centro de Artes de Sines and in Largo Poeta Bocage; in Porto Covo, in Largo Marquês de Pombal.

In this festival you will find a great diversity of musical styles, such as classical, folk, reggae, jazz, tango, blues, among others, performed by artists and groups from all over the world.

Date: July 2022

Location: Porto Covo and Sines – Alentejo

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What happened in 2019 at the Festival ?

In 2019, artists from different countries took part in the Festival, captivating a great heterogeneity of audiences. Among the actions we highlight:

  • 1st DAY: Barmer Boys;
  • 2nd DAY: Keziah Jones;
  • 3rd DAY: Gaiteiros de Lisboa and Dobet Gnahoré;
  • 4th DAY: Tranglomango;
  • 5th DAY: Davide Salvado;
  • 6th DAY: Flávia Coelho;
  • 7th DAY:Dino D’Santiago and LaBrassBanda;
  • 8th DAY: Frente Cumbiero;
  • 9th DAY: Lucibela, Chico César e Omar Souleyman;
  • 10th DAY: Virgem Suta, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Inner Circle, António Marcos and Zenobia.

Learn more about the Ultimate Music Festival Guide in Portugal.

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