Tremor Festival starts today in São Miguel with dozens of national and foreign artists

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The 11th edition of the Tremor Festival, which begins today on the island of São Miguel, brings together dozens of Portuguese and foreign artists and gives the public the opportunity to experience the cuisine and traditions of Rabo de Peixe in a family atmosphere.

According to the organization, Tremor’s programme, which runs until Saturday, includes concerts, talks, artist residencies, exhibitions and laboratories, among other initiatives.

With a circuit that will take in stages in the cities of Ponta Delgada and Ribeira Grande, crossing formal concert halls, stores and other indoor spaces, the festival “will continue its tradition of discovering unusual places and Azorean nature”, said the source.

“In total, this year, and not counting the residencies and all the parallel projects that exist, we have around 41 artists from every possible and imaginary geography. [They range from Japan to Colombia, Brazil to Congo, regional artists, national artists,” said Luís Banrezes, from the organization, at the presentation of the annual cultural event.

The festival will host more than 40 musical projects, including bands and DJs, who will “transform São Miguel into the epicenter of a musical experience that will last for five days”.

The program includes national and international names such as Jards Macalé, Lavoisier, Romperayo, La Jungle, Landrose, Rezgate, Sarine, Colleen, Hetta, DEAFKIDS, Faizal Mostrixx, Kate NV, Saya + Bárbara Paixão, DJ Haram, DJ Lynce, Poison Ruïn, Cole Pulice, Pedro Sousa + Filipe Felizardo, Glockenwise, PoiL Ueda, Lambrini Girls, La Flama, Marie Davidson, ZenGrxl, SUZANA, Prison Affair, Rozi Plain, Azia, P.S.Lucas, Holy Tongue, Rastafogo, Deli Girls, Estrela, Zancudo Berraco, MAQUINA. and Meritxell de Soto.

In the field of artistic residencies, we highlight the presence of rapper Sam the Kid who, in collaboration with more than 20 students from the Rabo de Peixe Music School and 11 Azorean MCs, will explore hip hop. The project will result in a performance that will be presented on Thursday at the Rabo de Peixe fishing port.

There will also be artist residencies with Nik Colk Void and Maotik, Orquestra Modular Açoriana and Som Sim Zero.

Tremor also gives the public the opportunity to experience the cuisine and traditions of Rabo de Peixe in a family atmosphere, with the “Na Nossa Mesa” program.

“This year there are six houses opening their doors for the festival, serving more than 200 meals. And if you can’t find a place at the table, you can always join the party during the Community Kitchen festival, which will take place on March 29 at 7:30 pm [local time, 8:30 pm in Lisbon] in the fishing port of Rabo de Peixe,” say the promoters.

The image of the 11th Tremor Festival is inspired by the art of puppetry and the traditional Lapinha nativity scenes, and a workshop was held to reinterpret this art, in collaboration with the Lagoa Puppetry Art Center.

Tickets for the event are already sold out.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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