The “Viola da Terra” is a musical instrument that exists only in the Archipelago of the Azores, in Portugal. On the island of São Miguel, there is a musician that has dedicated his life to the divulgation of the unique sound of this instrument. Rafael Carvalho launched in July 2018 his latest work: “9 Ilhas, 2 Corações”, his fourth studio album of a discography made up of original pieces for “Viola da Terra”, interpretations and variations of traditional Azorean songs.
Cristóvam is a singer/songwriter from Terceira island, Azores, and “Hopes and Dreams” his début album. Despite the artist’s young age, the LP is a solid musical piece, with life-written lyrics and rough-edged vocals, one that builds an acoustic soundscape of melodies on hopes, dreams and the growing pains of life.
It doesn’t matter what time of day it is. Tea grown in the Azores is 100% organic and has been around for almost two centuries now. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, 1500 kilometers away from the mainland, the only two tea factories remaining in Europe continue to harvest this wonderful beverage for the delight of us all.
“Above Our Heads” is the first single by Azorean singer/songwriter Sara Cruz, from her debut EP and here is why you should check it out.
Myrica Faya is a folk band from Terceira island, with proofs given at national and international levels. Reinventors of the popular Azorean music scene, they bring contemporaneity to all who listen.
In the Azores, tuna fishing uses the technique "Jump and Pole", in which fishermen catch fish with a rod, making the fish "jump" to the boat while it's feeding. It is a selective and ecological technique. Get to know it.