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Sat, 04 Nov


Saint Vincent | Municipal library


Rebendita concerts. Concerts with purpose! Group: Vitor Sardinha

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04 Nov 2023, 20:00 – 21:00

Saint Vincent | Municipal library, 9240 Sao Vicente, Portugal

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Rebendita concerts. Concerts with purpose!


Synopsis:FROM WOOD TO HAWAII. A MUSICAL JOURNEY - In 2019, the 600th Anniversary of the Discovery of Madeira (1419) was celebrated. We also remember, at that time, the trip of our first emigrants to the Hawaiian Islands, in 1879. In that trip, of four months and twenty-two days by boat, in this case theRavensgrag, our string instruments, namely the Rajão and the Braguinha were taken to that part of the Pacific Ocean. Three guitar masters followed on this trip: Manuel Nunes, Augusto Dias and José do Espírito Santo accompanied by two players João Fernandes and Luís Correia. The King and Princess of Hawaii became interested in these instruments, builders and musicians, giving them the opportunity to attend parties at the palace and open a workshop and store on the main shopping street in Honolulu. According to Hawaiian historical tradition, it would have been Manuel Nunes who added to the body of the Braguinha, the smallest instrument (with 4 strings) the tuning of the first Rajão strings, giving rise to the Ukulele. It became popular in jazz and other musical genres. Celebrating this musical journey from Madeira to Hawaii is also playing in the Rajão (original instrument), the songs of the American, Latin American and Anglo-Saxon songbook.

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