It started by
children with percussion, teens with gothic make up, also parents
with typical dances of Portugal, who had been entertaining
audiences from 22:00 until 02:00 in the morning.
opened the event with a
relaxed rhythmic song. Girl-voiced vocalist was so great, she
slowly took audiences to the faster rhythm of the song. With
bagpipes, violins, drums, and Portugal guitar, all the audiences
clapped their hands and enjoyed the
Further, performed theGrupo de Musica Popular da UMwho wore Portuguese traditional dress.. Several times they intersperse songs with whistles which were imitated by audience. With clothes and typical Portuguese song, they looked very cool. "We usually practice once a week. And we are proud to participate in this annual festival," said Lurdes Rodrigues who became a singer in this group. "Also I am the director and dancer inGrupo Folclorico da UM, because we are all in an association, ARCUM (Associação Cultural e Recreativa Universitária do Minho)," she explained.
The audience could
not be sleepy when TocáRufar appeared. Four girls and
four boys showed their lively and attractiveness. The audience
applauded many times and appreciated this percussion group's
spirit. "They are very well trained. From an early age they have
joined us. They practice every Saturday and Sunday. But in
addition to teens, our members are also a variety of ages between
4-70 years," said Cristiana Melo, producer of
The night went on. However,Orquestra Típica e Rancho (OTR) da Secção de Fado da AACmade these night festive. Portuguese typical costumes that they wore made the stage as if it was a mirror of the past Portugal. Then we saw and felt Orquestra de Percussão -Percutunes, stomping again the stage with their powerful beating. With a green shirt, 18 teenagers played percussion with compact. Even with four plastic bins, they managed to arrange and beat the rhythm and made their action look fabulous.
group which has the most members wasBomboe?mia. With bouffant hair and black
color lipstick, they showed so gothic. However, it does not mean
creepy, their smile and spirit made the audience chuckle
admiringly. The Formation that has been prepared, and the variety
of additional instruments, such as plastic and tin basin, showed
creativity of these teens. They also had collaborated with Isilda
Miranda, a beautiful singer who performed that night gracefully
with long plaid dress.
Not yet finished,Grupo Pauliteiros de Miranda do OUPpresented an attraction between their appearances. Group which all the members are men, managed to make audience amazed by their eight dancers' courage. They created a terraced formation, with each shouldering his friends, and catch the other one jumped over these formations. Finally,Grupo Folclórico da UMclosed this "(re) inventar tradições" Art show. Before ending the show, they invited some of the audiences to come forward and dance together. The stage became crowded. Audience's laugh could be heard until the rear seats.
All the audience seemed satisfied to spend the night at this venue. "Every year I always take the time to look at art shows like this. We enjoy it, even my two little children," said Lidia, one of the audiences that used to be a member of the Tuna Aveiro, and even won best pandereita at various arts festivals.
Text: Reza Praditya Yudha and Abdur Rahman Hakim