Dec 1 - Dec 1 2021

Vozes do Cante

4.30 - 5.00pm | 5.30 - 6.00pm | 8.30 - 9.00pm

Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo

The Portuguese participation at Expo 2020 Dubai will contribute to the Golden Jubilee celebrations with this unique performance by Vozes do Cante, a select group featuring the best voices from Alentejo - Portugal's most memorable province.

Cante Alentejano is a genre of traditional two-part singing performed by amateur choral groups in southern Portugal, characterized by distinctive melodies and vocal styles, and performed without instrumentation. Lyrics explore both traditional themes such as rural life, nature, love, motherhood and religion, and changes in the cultural and social context. Cante is a fundamental aspect of social life throughout Alentejo communities, permeating social gatherings in both public and private spaces. This very genuine musical expression, unique in the world, was declared World Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in November 2014.
  • Dec 1 - Dec 1 2021

  • Earth Stage