Portuguese choral group ‘Vozes do Cante’ wows audiences at Expo Dubai

Expo’s Earth Stage welcomed Portuguese tradition this evening, hosting three incredible performances of Cante Alentejano, a traditional song from the country’s southern region of Alentejo.


Under the spotlight were ‘Vozes do Cante’, a choral group featuring six of the best male voices from Alentejo. They were: Francisco Pestana, Hugo Bentes, Luís Soares, Carlos Nobre, Jorge São Pedro and Duarte Farias.


Playing to an international crowd, the group was greeted with smiles and applause across the venue, and explained how their lyrics explore rural life, work, nature and love.


Cante Alentejano is a very genuine musical expression, performed without instrumentation and known for its distinctive melodies and vocal styles. It embodies a strong sense of identity and belonging, having been declared World Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in November 2014.