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Artistic Leaders
Artistic leaders and invited musicians Ethno Portugal 2016:


Teresa Campos
Teresa Campos is a singer, composer and leader in workshops. She was born in Porto, in 1988, and she has a degree in Education, with a special interest in Education by Art. In 2014 she did her Masters in Music on the  Guildhall School of Music & Drama, in London, with distinction. During the last decade she has been involved in many education and community projects - in Portugal, England, Argentina, Israel and Japan - and she was the lead singer in many folk and  jazz groups. She has also collaborated since 2012 with the Dutch Theater Company Gehring & Ketelaars, where  she composes music for plays. Currently, besides being a teacher in many voice workshops in several countries, she works in Portugal with female acapella group  “Sopa de Pedra”, dedicated to research and of traditional portuguese songs. In London she works with Chiel Buscher, an electro musician.


Pau Baiges
Started his music and piano studies with six years and graduated in the ESMUC, in the Richard Strauss Konservatorium of Munique, and in Koniklijk Conservatorium of Brussels. Studied Jazz, improvisation, traditional and world music, and played accordion in Sweden,Croatia, Slovenia and Portugal Ethno Festival's. He performed as a soloist and chamber musician and directed several theater and opera projects in different parts of Europe. He was awarded in several piano and chamber music events. He worked as a teacher and a musician in the psychiatric hospital “La Petite Maison” in Chastre, being part of the social and artistic project Equinox, directed by Maria João Pires. He is the co-founder of Barcelona Ethnic Band since 2010.


Denys Stetsenko
Originally from Ukrania, Denys started his classical music studies at a young age, and from 2003 he began to learn and study improvised and traditional music, forming the Monte Lunai e Dancing Strings, and participating in several world music and dance european festivals. He Graduated in Violin by Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, and has a  Masters in Chamber Music – Barroc by Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE), Porto. He is a founding member of Quarteto Arabesco, Duo Stetsenko, Fávola d'Argo e Parapente700. During 2011-2014 he was a teacher in ESMAE, Porto, Amandine Beyer. He teaches Violin for Chamber Music in Santa Cecília Academy and Conservatorium in Lisbon. As an instructor he has oriented instrumental traditional music workshops, particularly: Baltoques (Tradballs, Lisbon), Conservatório de Córdoba (2011, 2014), Crisol de Cuerda 2013 and several others in Madrid as well as in Andanças Festival (Portugal), Folkarria (Spain) e Festiv’Alzen (France).


Juan de la Fuente (Percussion)
Madrid, (1982). Starts his musical training at Escuela de Música Creativa (Madrid) in Afro-Cuban percussion with Juan Viera. He studies harmony with Nacho Mastretta, Miguel Marcos and Felix Santos and music production with the sound engineer Ernesto "Tito" Saavedra. He extends the study of different musical styles and percussion instruments as a self-taught, specializing in traditional music (Latin, Central European and Iberian) and flamenco. He has worked with different formations as "Iratxo" (Rock), "El Informe de Walter" (Fusion), "Karaemba" (Fusion), "Million Dollar Band" (Balkan Music), Murga Express (Belgium), Duo "Parapente 700" (Balfolk, Portugal), Duo Decker-Parmenter (Balfolk, Belgium-Portugal)... Currently he combines his work as a drummer and music producer on "Quartet Ombú" (Progressive Folk), Trineo (electroacoustic), Martina Quiere Bailar (Folk) and as a percussionist on "Rasa" (Ethnic Jazz) and Pyramid Blue (AfroBeat).

Dance Artistic Leaders:


Catarina Ascensão
Graduated in Contemporary Dance and Choreography (2006), in Portugal, attending a masters in Education through Art – Theatre, Catarina develops her work between teaching, creating/performing and through a path in holistic therapies, as well as in handcraft, such as handmade notebooks, paper and wood carving. Until 2011 Catarina worked as a full time freelancer, mainly in Portugal, combinig her artistic work as a dancer in different companies and as teacher in several public and private schools. In 2012, she quit this path and started to travel and deepen her holistic research, mainly in India, France and Portugal, with different approaches, discovering bridges between her backgound and in the connection between movement / life / healing. Also in 2012, she started to deepen her knowledge in traditional dances and world music, discovering a new passion. Since then, she has been leading workshop in several festivals. She co-organizes an annual event: Resitrad, develops Pendulum with Daniel Detammaecker, and is the artistic director of Le Bal Détourné.  At the moment she’s deepening a specific work upon connection and listening of the being, through movement, using a blindfold as a tool for opening the doors of perception. Find more about this project.
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