PERCUSSION DAYS FESTIVAL PORTIMÃO 2022
It’s back to infect the city with music, art and joy!
9th – 11th of September
TEMPO – Portimão Municipal Theater | Portimão Museum Auditorium
Portimonense Winning Society | December 1st Garden
DPP’22 is back to bring music, art and joy to the city of Portimão!
Between the 9th and 11th of September, the city of Portimão will host the 2nd Edition of the DPP – Dias da Percussão Portimão 2022 festival. and international, with concerts, fashion shows, masterclasses and workshops, during 3 intense days, where quality and versatility will be the focus of the program.
This edition will bring to Portimão artists such as Simantra Grupo de Percussão & Luís Figueiredo (Portugal), Vincent Houdijk (vibraphone, Netherlands), Eixo do Jazz Ensemble (Portugal), Bomboémia (Portuguese-Brazilian percussion, Portugal) and guest musicians Tiago Manuel Soares (adufe, Portugal), Iago Fernández (drums, Galicia) and Sérgio Almeida (African percussion, Portugal).
The challenging proposal of DPP’22 is the dialogue between the artists residing in the Algarve region, namely the students of the Integrated Music Course and the Jazz Instrumental Course of the Bemposta Schools Group and AGP – Algarve Contemporary Percussion Group, extending this sharing to the general public, residents and visitors.
This year’s program includes 3 concerts with a varied program linked to the world of percussion: traditional, jazz and contemporary music. We would like to highlight the musical commission for DPP’22 to the composer Luís Figueiredo (musical arrangement “Amar dos Dois”, Eurovision 2017), which will premiere a work for Piano, Adufe and Percussion Ensemble, with Tiago Manuel Soares and Simantra Grupo de Percussion, as well as the public presentation of the artistic residency of the Dutch artist Vincent Houdijk (Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Tilburg, Netherlands) with a concert that is the result of the artistic residency with the AGP – Algarve Grupo de Percussão Contemporânea.
In addition to the concerts, DPP’22 promotes an online conversation as a pre-event theme, under the theme Contemporary Percussion in Portugal: Creation, Programming, Mediation. The conversation will be mediated by the festival’s artistic direction, with the participation of festival artists and guest programmers, such as Tiago Ferreira (FIPA – North Percussion Festival) and Diana Ferreira (FIP – Festival Itinerante de Percussion).
From a pedagogical perspective and direct involvement with the community, the festival also offers a training offer for children and young people with 2 masterclasses: Vincent Houdijk (“The Inner Ear”, vibraphone) and Iago Fernández (Drums), as well as 3 percussion workshops with the musicians Tiago Manuel Soares (adufe and granolanholas), Simantra Grupo de Percussion (percussion with recycled waste) and Sérgio Almeida (African percussion).
The most festive and relaxed tone is ensured with the holding of a jam session at Sociedade Vencedora Portimonense on the opening day of the festival, in collaboration with O Eixo do Jazz Ensemble, the Integrated Music Course and the Jazz Instrumental Course of the Agrupamento de Escolas. from Bemposta.
And yet, to finish off this wide offer, 2 awareness actions in the form of a parade in public space with Bomboémia (University of Minho Percussion Group) who return to Portimão to fill the city’s streets with colour, sound and rhythm.
DPP’22 will be projected in a network in the city of Portimão and in constant articulation with the potential of public facilities, including the Grand Auditorium and Blackbox of TEMPO – Municipal Theater of Portimão, Auditorium of the Museum of Portimão, Jardim 1º de Dezembro , Sociedade Vencedora Portimonense, and in dialogue with the public space: Historic Center of Portimão, Riverside Zone and Center of Alvor, which will host the
DPP’22 is a project by O Corvo and Raposa Associação Cultural, co-financed by the Portuguese Republic / Directorate-General for the Arts and having the Municipality of Portimão as a strategic partner. It also has the institutional support of the Parish Council of Portimão and the Parish Council of Alvor. It has Antena 2, RTP 2, Rádio Portimão, and Jornal O Barlavento as media partners, and Faina Restaurante as gastronomy partner.
The detailed schedule of DPP’22 – Portimão Percussion Days can be consulted at the following email address: www.dpportimao.pt