For more than a week, atlântico presents multiple events featuring music from the Lusophone world, whose citizens make up a considerable part of Luxembourg’s population. In addition to António Zambujo, who opens the festival, the diversity of the Portuguese scene will be represented by jazz saxophonist Rodrigo Amado, fado singer Aldina and the piano and electronics duo of Joana Gama and Luís Fernandes. Closing the festival will be Cape Verdean singer Mario Lucio while singer and cellist Dom La Nena will add a delicate Brazilian touch. The youngest visitors can also attend workshops and a performance by the artist Victor Gama who will produce a large exhibition of homemade instruments.
Victor Gama demonstrates that musical instruments can have the same visual effect on us as works of art, incorporating symbolism into their design. The Angolan-born artist builds instruments with such poetic names as tipaw, tartul or vulk. They can be played alone or jointly, generating surprising sounds upon touch. Now Gama brings his creations to Luxembourg which will be exhibited in the Philharmonie’s Foyer from 01. to 09.10. You are welcome to come and try the instruments out each day between 12:00 and 14:00 as well as before and after concerts. In addition, workshops for small groups offer the possibility of exploring Gama’s instrumental universe in even greater detail.