Limited space still available for Lisbon & Morocco tours

Posted on May 18th, 2012 in Music Travel, Recent posts by .

There are still spaces available for our Lisbon tour of the ‘Home of Fado’ and the Gnawa and World Music Festival, part of this year’s Songlines Music Travel itinerary. Set your summer in motion and delve deep into the roots of fado in Portugal’s capital, or round off the holiday season in the idyllic setting of Morocco’s coastal port town, Essaouria. With such a wealth of  cultural discovery within European shores, neither trip is to be missed.

Lisbon, Portugal
Four days – June 14-17 2012
For the last decade or so, there’s been a real revival of interest in fado, with Mariza at the forefront of a new generation of artists bringing new life to the music. On this trip we’ll experience fado as the locals enjoy it, in some of the best tavernas and clubs.

Each venue has its own atmosphere and character so you’ll get a good taste of the city’s scene. We’ll visit the excellent Museum of Fado and the Portuguese Guitar, the former home of Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999), and enjoy a walking trip through the historic fado districts of Alfama and Mouraria. And don’t forget, Lisbon is also a fantastic place for Brazilian and Cape Verdean music. Drop by the website for a full itinerary and details.


The Gnawa and World Music Festival, Morocco
Five days – June 21-25 2012
Eight days – June 21-28 2012

Essaouira is a picturesque port town on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Built by the Portuguese it is full of narrow whitewashed alleyways and beautiful squares. It’s also an artistic community and a centre of Gnawa music. In June each year, it hosts the extraordinary Gnawa and World Music Festival showcasing top Gnawan musicians along with a vast array of musical styles from around the world.

Our tour offers a long weekend in Essaouira, with two full days to enjoy the full range of the music and the opportunity to explore the narrow lanes of the old walled medina and the wonderful long beaches beyond. For more information please visit the website.
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