Following the Direção-Geral da Saúde [Portuguese Public Health Authority] recommendations devised to contain the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), and according to the contingency plan in place, Culturgest informs it will be closed from January 15 until the end of the lockdown.
Published in New York in 1935, without any author, credits or date, the book The Secret Museum of Mankind consists of five volumes — each dedicated to one continent — 564 pages with 994 photographs of peoples and cultures that illustrate the miraculous diversity of our species. This encyclopaedia gave birth to a record company, 60 years later, which took its name and inherited its missionary spirit. Its compilations provided the inspiration for João Nicolau to bring some of the most precious music from his record collection to the stage, sharing it in a free dialogue with fixed and moving images.
For ten years, the project The Secret Museum of Mankind, of João Nicolau and Mariana Ricardo would appear and disappear inexplicably from the music scene, as if it were following to the letter the absolute mystery surrounding the book from which they took their name and their inspiration. It now returns for its largest and most ambitious presentation, reactivating all of its current messengers — João Lobo, Luís José Martins, Crista Alfaiate and Rita Sá — to receive us in the comfort of a living room and guide us through a timeless journey of colours and eccentric perfumes, from Uganda to New Caledonia, from Pernambuco to the Appalachian Mountains.
VOICE, UKULELE, CUATRO, PERCUSSION
VOICE, CUATRO, CAVACO, GUITAR, PERCUSSION
DRUMS, PERCUSSION, VOICE
GUITAR, MACHETE, PERCUSSION, VOICE
Luís José Martins
23 Milhas - Ílhavo