The Cantexto concert, a project by Futurama, was presented in a very special way at Casa de América, in Madrid, as part of the Madrid Book Fair.
With the support of the Embassy of Portugal in Madrid and the Support for Internationalization from the General Directorate of Arts, we presented the concert with six Cante Alentejano groups, who made known to the Spanish public the poems we commissioned from six contemporary Portuguese writers.
The session featured a round table with one of the project's writers, Matilde Campilho, professor Antonio Sáez Delgado, writer and journalist Lara López and Futurama's artistic director, John Romão.
Watch it HERE.
The following groups can be seen in the video: Cantadores do Desassossego (Beja)sing a poem by Valério Romão, with music by the Singers of Disquiet; Grupo Coral Os Caldeireiros de São João (São João dos Caldeireiros, Mértola) sing a poem by José Luís Peixoto, music by Armando Torrão; Grupo Coral e Etnográfico da Academia Sénior de Serpa (Serpa) sing a poem by Gonçalo M. Tavares, music by Armando Torrão; Os Moços da Aldeia (Cabeça Gorda, Beja) sing a poem by Patrícia Portela, music by Paulo Ribeiro; Grupo Coral Guadiana de Mértola sing a poem by Hélia Correia, music by Armando Torrão; and the Coral and Grupo Coral e Etnográfico da Casa do Povo de Serpa sing a poem by Matilde Campilho, composed also by Matilde Campilho.