Call for the Ethno PT'23 are closed

The 9th edition of Ethno Portugal will once again be a year of diversity! 14 nationalities confirmed (Portugal, Germany, France, Denmark, Brazil, Nueva Zelanda, Belgium, Algeria, Korea, Ukraine, Israel, Italy, Turkey and India). The participants will be part of the Orquestra Ethno Portugal, in what is the largest artistic residency of young musicians in Portugal. For 10 days, from 4 August until 14 August, in the friendly village of Arraiolos, these young musicians will learn the repertoire of each country with which they will make a show that will be on tour and will make concerts in Arraiolos, Fundão and Vila Cova de Alva.

Calls for Ethno Portugal 2023 now open!

Ethno Portugal 2023 August 4th to 14th Arraiolos, Alentejo, Portugal Applications are open until May 31st! Ethno Portugal is back! No matter your level of musicianship or path, what counts at Ethno is that you are open and willing to learn from and share with musicians from all over the world.  We are ready. Are you? Application form here.

Ethno Portugal on stage in Évora, Vimieiro and Plasencia!

Ethno Portugal 2022 is about to begin and their stage performances are already scheduled! Save the dates: July 15th in Plasencia (Spain), at 10 pm, in Parque de la Isla, with free admission.  July 16th at Vimieiro, at 9 pm, at Praça Dr. Teófilo Salvado (free entry). And on July 17 at 9 pm at Sociedade Harmonia Eborense, in Évora. The concerts program is still subject to change.

Attention to all young portuguese musicians: Ethno Mobility 2020 now calling!

Applications for Ethno Mobility 2022 program are now open. Young Portuguese musicians between 16 and 30 years old who are interested in participating in this program can now do so by filling out this online form. Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia and Finland, are just a few of the countries that are hosting this program. Ethno Mobility ensures travel costs, visas and participation fees for those selected. More information here.

Ethno Portugal will not happen in 2021

We're very sorry to announce to Ethno Family that Ethno Portugal will not happen this year. Last week, Évora City Council decided to cancel the Festival Artes à Rua, which would host this edition of Ethno Portugal, due to the evolution of the pandemic in Portugal. The first impulse was trying to find solutions, but unfortunately all our funds were cut due to covid situation in portugal and we don't have the support we need to continue with this year edition. We hope you can understand and that we can meet again next year. We decided to keep a small gathering between the artistic team, once the dates were already booked for them, so this way we can feel the ethno energy is  moving, even if not the way we wished in the first place. We'll share some images of this meeting on facebook, hope we can all be together in heart and music soul!! We wish we can all find other groups and ways to keep creating and making music together with other people!! We all need that! Take care, Ethno Love!

Calls for Ethno Portugal 2021 now open!

Applications for Ethno Portugal 2021 are now open and will run from June 14th to 24th. Young musicians, between 18 and 30 years of age, who want to apply for this artistic residency, which will take place from August 1st to 10th in Évora, will be able to do so by filling an online form. All information here.

News: Ethno Portugal will happen in 2021 in reduced format! Calls about to open

Ethno Portugal, the 10-day artistic residency for young artists with a folk and traditional repertoire, will move forward this year after a break in 2021, due to the context we live around the world. This edition of the project will happen in a reduced format, giving priority to the music area. Dance will not be part of the format created for this year, but its return is promised for Ethno 2022. The artistic residency will take place from August 1st to 10th and is part of the programming of the Festival Artes à Rua, in Évora. And the big news is that calls are about to open for musicians (between 18 and 30 years of age). Stay tuned for more details coming soon!