sounds from a different Algarve

Inês Rosa, Margarida Guerreiro and Teresa Silva make up the Moçoilas group that was born out of a desire to revive and reclaim the songs of southern Portugal - more precisely the region of the Algarve. Forgotten or hidden in time, in the depths of Caldeirão mountain range, full of sounds, smells, colours and unique knowledge, these songs are part of and represent a large part of our cultural heritage. They reflect the soul and traditions of this area, where singing has always been a representation of national identity. Reinterpreting many of the old themes and enriching them with their own energy, the Moçoilas group have reached their 25th anniversary, and there’s no better way to celebrate this huge achievement than by releasing a new album named “Atão, Porque Não?” (So, why not?). Modifying some songs, appropriating others and paving the way for new melodies, they have had a prestigious career full of adventures, successes, experiences and a sharing of memories. Going back to the Caldeirão mountain range, the birthplace of this project, this album reactivates experiences. It sheds light on the voices of the women of the region, and rekindles memories of other times. Times when living was tough, but the memory of which has been revived in the form of new, happy sounds. The disheartening nature of life has not been forgotten; instead it’s used as a reflection of the strength and tenacity of a true Southern woman..

records

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band

Margarida Guerreiro
Vocals
Teresa da Silva
Vocals
Inês Rosa
Vocals

shows

  • 21 October

    Setúbal
    Exib Musica 2021
    16h30

    2 October

    Leiria
    Casa da Cidade Criativa da Música
    17h00

    3 September

    Fonte Benémola
    Festival Geo Palcos
    20h00

    29 July

    Évora
    Festival Sete Quintas
    20h00

    25 June

    Batalha
    Artes à Vila
    17h00

    20 June

    Seixal
    Seixal World Music
    19h00

    10 June

    Online
    RHI Stage - Boston
    18h00

video


news

  • 21 October 2020

    MOÇOILAS AT EXIB MUSIC 2020

    We are very proud to annunce that we'll be present at EXIB Music 2020 LIVE Setúbal 2020, October 29, 30 and 31!!

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  • 23 October 2019

    MOÇOILAS & GALANDUM GALUNDAINA

    MOÇOILAS are Southern women, Galandum Galundaina are Northern men. The first ones carry with them the deepest Algarve, its cadence and lull in their voices, the second ones bring their bagpipes, accordions and tambourines. This unlikely concert will be a battle/dance you can't miss.

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  • 24 April 2019

    "Atão porque não?" Moçoilas's new album

    “Atão porque não?” - "So why not?" is the name of Mocoilas's new album, it celebrates the 25th year in the band's carreer.

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store

Atão porque não?
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contacts

  • booking

    Eduardo Manuel
    (351) 935 035 946
    eduardo.manuel@alg-eventos.pt

  • press

    Mónica Jardim
    (351) 915 032 355
    monicapromo@gmail.com

  • info

    Escritório
    (351) 289 463 193
    geral@alg-eventos.pt