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April 25.  A “videography” and concert in Terreiro do Paço, in Lisbon, celebrating the revolution

April 25. A “videography” and concert in Terreiro do Paço, in Lisbon, celebrating the revolution

Terreiro do Paço, in Lisbon, is the scene of the show on Wednesday night “An idea for the future”which includes a “video mapping” of photographs taken in April 1974 and a concert that will bring 180 musicians on stage.

In one of Lisbon's main squares and where the Captain's Movement saw some of its key moments, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of 25 April 1974 begins at 10pm, with the parade on the facades of the buildings'videomapping“With photographs by Alfredo Cunha, One of the photographers who immortalized the “harp revolution” and the music of Rodrigo Leao.

“Video Mapping” will be demonstrated on Wednesday in central locations in other Portuguese cities, such as Porto and Matosinhos.

in lisbon, “videomapping” followed by “April songs”Which will bring together 180 musicians on stage.

According to the Equipment and Cultural Entertainment Management Company (EGEAC), “Themes by José Afonso, José Mario Branco, Fausto, Adriano Correa de Oliveira, Fernando López-Graca and Carlos Paredes will be interpreted by the Lisboa Sinfonita Orchestra, the Santo Amaro de Oeiras Choir and the Institute’s Technical School Choir.” Gregorian in Lisbon, joined by soloists Marina Pacheco (soprano) and Mario João Alves (tenor) and musicians Gaspar Varela (Portuguese guitar), Pedro Morato (guitars), Francisco Santos (electric bass) and Sertorio Calado (drums).

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The new topic will be introduced “April is always spring”, lyrics by José Luis Peixoto, music by Luis Varatogo and Felipe Raposo“Which includes the participation of several well-known voices from Fado and Portuguese music.”

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The show, designed and artistically directed by musician Luis Varatogo, will include telling stories by six young actors “about Portugal today and the path it has taken, and displaying pictures that illustrate the stories and songs.”

At the Terreiro do Paço ceremony, promoted by the Lisbon City Council and produced by EGEAC, “there can be no shortage of carnations to be distributed in the form of brooches.” The carnations were made by inmates at the Tire Prison Institution, “reusing materials from the banners of the Lisbon 2023 celebrations, which have now been transformed into a symbolic object to celebrate the founding date of democracy.”

According to EGEAC, around midnight there will be fireworks and a “final surprise.” Presentation of “The Idea of ​​the Future”. free entry.