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ABOUT ETHNO PORTUGAL
In Portugal, Ethno is organized by PédeXumbo and the first edition took place in the summer of 2014, in Castelo de Vide. In 2020, Ethno Portugal will happen from the 21st to the 31st of July, in Arraiolos, applications for this year's program will take place from the 1st February to the 15th April.

These will be 10 days filled with music, sun, excursions in Alentejo region (in the south of Portugal)

In Ethno Portugal, 55 young musicians and dancers from 20 different countries (between 18 and 30 years of age) will share their energy, music, dance and culture and together create a show of original sounds that will be presented in different places.

WHERE AND WHEN 
The seventh edition of Ethno Portugal will take place in Arraiolos, between the 21st to the 31st July 2020.
Ethno camp will start 21st of July at 16h00 in Arraiolos.

HOW TO GET THERE

By plane
If you arrive by plane, we advise you to fly to Lisbon’s Airport, from where you can get to Arraiolos by public transport: from the airport, take the subway to “Jardim Zoológico” (blue line), where you will get inside "Sete Rios" train station. Outside you will find the main bus station.

For more information about prices and schedules please check the Metro website:
metro.transporteslisboa.pt/

By bus
From the main bus station, take a bus directly to Arraiolos (there are only two buses per day).
For more information about prices and schedules please visit Rede de Expresso’s website:
http://www.rede-expressos.pt/

By sharing a car
If you prefer traveling by car and have space for more people, we advise you to turn your trip more sustainable, economic and fun by sharing it with other participants heading to Arraiolos or other people in general.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PARTICIPATE
During Ethno Portugal, different mentors will conduct the creative process, help with musical arrangements, choreographies and assist in whatever is needed. 
We are looking for musicians and dancers, motivated and willing to dive in a amazing and unexpected journey.

Musicians from the same country must choose a traditional tune or song to share with all the other musicians, creating the repertoire for the final show.
Dancers must choose a traditional dance to share to all the other dancers and musicians, for the traditional dances night event.

The final show will consist in moments with all the orquestra and dancers group, and moments with small groups, where musicians and dancers can work closer together to explore even more the fusion and comunion of this two art forms, during all the creative process.

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
Accommodation will be mainly in Arraiolos. During the show tour with we will be hosted in different cities. We recommended you bring sleeping bags. The food is included in the participation fee. During the 10 days of Ethno Portugal, there will be concerts in different cities.
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