DPP'22 is back to bring music, art and joy to the city of Portimão! Between the 9th and 11th of September, the city of Portimão will host the 2nd Edition of the DPP festival – Dias da Percussão Portimão 2022 (Portimão Percussion Days). With a careful commitment to the promotion of Percussion as a universal artistic and musical language of union and dialogue, it will bring together nationally and internationally renowned percussionists, with concerts, parades, masterclasses and workshops, during 3 intense days, where quality and versatility will be the focus of this year’s program.
This edition will bring to Portimão artists such as Simantra Grupo de Percussão & Luís Figueiredo (Portugal), Vincent Houdijk (vibraphone, Netherlands), Eixo do Jazz Ensemble (Portugal), Bomboémia (Portuguese-Brazilian percussion, Portugal) and guest musicians Tiago Manuel Soares (adufe, Portugal), Iago Fernández (drums, Galicia) and Sérgio Almeida (African percussion, Portugal).
The challenging proposal of DPP'22 is the dialogue between the artists residing in the Algarve region, namely the students of the Integrated Music Course and the Jazz Instrumentalist Course of the Bemposta Schools Group and AGP - Algarve Contemporary Percussion Group, extending this sharing to the general public, residents and visitors.
This year's program includes 3 concerts with a varied program linked to the world of percussion: traditional, jazz and contemporary music, from 9th to 11th September. We highlight the musical commission for DPP'22 to the composer Luís Figueiredo (musical arrangement “Amar dos Dois”, Eurovision 2017), which will premiere a work for Piano, Adufe and Percussion Ensemble, with Tiago Manuel Soares and Simantra Grupo de Percussion, as well as the public presentation of the artistic residency of the dutch artist Vincent Houdijk (Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Tilburg, Netherlands) together with the AGP - Algarve Grupo de Percussão Contemporânea.
DPP’22 also promotes an online talk as a pre-event theme, under the theme Contemporary Percussion in Portugal: Creation, Programming, Mediation. The conversation will be mediated by the festival's artistic direction, with the participation of festival artists and guest programmers, such as Tiago Ferreira (FIPA - North Percussion Festival).
From a pedagogical perspective and direct involvement with the community, the festival also offers a parallel programme for children and young people with 2 masterclasses: Vincent Houdijk (Vibraphone / “The Inner Ear”) and Iago Fernández (Drums), as well as 3 percussion workshops with the musicians Tiago Manuel Soares (adufe and trancanholas), Simantra Grupo de Percussion (recycled garbage) and Sérgio Almeida (African percussion).
Friday September 9th, opening day of the festival, DPP organizes a jam session at Sociedade Vencedora Portimonense, in collaboration with O Eixo do Jazz Ensemble, and the Jazz Department at AE Bemposta, Portimão.
Throughout the festival, there will be some parades held in public space, with Bomboémia (University of Minho Percussion Group) returning to Portimão to fill the city's streets with color, sound and rhythm.
DPP'22 will be held in the city of Portimão and in constant articulation with public facilities, including the Big Auditorium and Black Box of TEMPO – Municipal Theater of Portimão, Auditorium of the Museum of Portimão, Garden 1º de Dezembro, Sociedade Vencedora Portimonense, and in dialogue with public spaces: Historical Center of Portimão, Riverside Area, Garden 1º de Dezembro and Center of Alvor.
Daniela Tomaz e Vasco Ramalho
production and communication:
web & graphic design:
Nuno Martins [studio21812]
photography and videography:
Tiago Feliz e Pedro Ramos
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Rua D. Carlos I, 8500-607 Portimão, Portugal
Phone.: (+351) 282 405 230
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