IndieLisboa’s nights are long. The IndiebyNight program brings to the stage (once again at Casa Independente) and to the dance floor the sounds that mark the programming of IndieMusic, the section dedicated to the screening of the latest music documentaries. In a year marked by prolific national production, there will be space to visit much of the Portuguese music that has marked different generations since the 80s, but those aren’t the only suggestions for this week of parties.
Special attention should be paid to the night of May 10th, which will bring to Casa Independente’s stage 10 bands and musical projects by women that have had an important role in Portuguese music from the last 20 years. From Adelaide Ferreira to the Anarchicks, from Dirty Coal Train to Aurora Pinho, the night will be theirs and it surely will make festival history. Another night that’s worth our attention is the one on May 8th, the musical choices of Jacco Gardner, Gio and Maria P. around the African rhythms from Zambia.
Let us also celebrate the legacy of the mythical Ama Romanta, a publisher created in 1986 by João Peste. On May 9th, the stage of Casa Independente will give space to the musical choices of Pop Dell’Arte’s main singer side by side with Zé Pedro Moura (Pop Dell’Arte; Dead Hand); Paulo Monteiro (Pop Dell’Arte); Luis San Payo (Croix Sainte; Pop Dell’Arte); Sei Miguel; Fala Mariam and Rodrigo Amado.
To close the sixteenth edition of IndieLisboa, on Saturday May 11th, we return to Culturgest’s Garage, for a party that brings Brazil to the center of the Portuguese capital. The entrance is free.
The rest of the IndiebyNight program can be seen below.
NARIZ ENTUPIDO PRESENTS: PARALLEL PLANES
3 FRIDAY, 23:00, CASA INDEPENDENTE, 5€
Related film: Parallel Planes, by Nicole Wegner
Once again we invite Nariz Entupido to work on one of the IndieMusic films. After Tony Conrad Completely in the Present (2017) and Milford Graves Full Mantis (2018), this year Nariz Entupido decided to invite António Caramelo (artist) to develop an exercise around Parallel Planes by Nicole Wegner. The matter for this year’s edition is not exclusive to one author but many. Questions about authorship, the existence of structures of autonomous productions and their respective sustainability, the act as an affirmative gesture, a will to transform. Parallel planes in different parts of the globe. Different sources, similar anxieties, incessant searches.
JONATHAN VINEL + CAROLINE POGGI FOREVER
5 SUNDAY, 23:00, CASA INDEPENDENTE, FREE ENTRANCE
Related section: Foco Silvestre
Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel are the duo of directors in focus in the Silvestre section. We show all their films, including their first feature, Jessica Forever. They are compulsive, crazy, irreverent and original. Music is always present in their films and in an unusual way. Vinel and his friends usually write the songs for the films. The duo will lead this evening with a set with a lot of hip hop and some trance and two very special guests: Camille Delvecchio and Benoît David of Grand Blanc.
6 MONDAY, 23:00, CASA INDEPENDENTE, FREE ENTRANCE
Related film: Um Punk Chamado Ribas, de Paulo Antunes
On the day that the great hero of Portuguese punk, João Ribas, would be 54, we celebrate his history and his legacy with the world premiere of the film A Punk Called Ribas, by Paulo Antunes, followed by a punk rock party with DJ Billy. Is there anyone from Alvalade there?
INDIELISBOA TEAM PARTY
7 TUESDAY, 23:00, CASA INDEPENDENTE, FREE ENTRANCE
A group hug to the team, who embodies this project with infinite fondness, dedication and professionalism. And this party is what exactly? It is the moment when we are halfway through the festival and after the stress of opening and without even thinking about the stress of the awards ceremony, we abandon our bodies and our voices to karaoke and drinks!
ZAMBIA & AFRICA SOUNDS
8 WEDNESDAY, 23:00, CASA INDEPENDENTE, FREE ENTRANCE
Related film: We Intend to Cause Havoc, by Gio Arlotta
Emmanuel “Jagari”Chanda is the legendary vocalist of WITCH, a cult band from Zambia in the 70s, famous for its mix of psychedelic rock and African rhythms. In 2016 the musician Jacco Gardner traveled to Zambia to meet Jagari and recover the forgotten sounds of the WITCH that culminated in a European tour in 2017. This is the story of the film We Intend to Cause Havoc. The sounds of Zambia and Africa will be on the music that Gio, Jacco and Maria P. Will bring to the after party of the film. Dance to the sound of African rhythms.
A NIGHT WITH AMA ROMANTA
9 THURSDAY, 23:00, CASA INDEPENDENTE, 10€
Related film: Ama Romanta – Uma Utopia que Fazia Discos, by Vasco Bação
Two years after we welcomed Pop Dell’Arte at the anticipation party, João Peste returns to the festival, now solo and with guests, for a night of celebration and homage to the legacy and history of Ama Romanta, label he created in 1986. This was the house for the first works of projects like Pop Dell’Arte, Mão Morta, Telectu, Sei Miguel, Santa Maria Gasolina em teu Ventre and Mler Ife Dada.
ELA É UMA MÚSICA AFTER-PARTY
10 FRIDAY, 22:30, CASA INDEPENDENTE, 6€
Related film: Ela é uma Música, by Francisca Marvão
Today we celebrate rock and women in a concert that brings together generations of some of the women who made and are making the history of rock in Portugal. Each band or artist will go on stage on an unforeseeable and historic night.
CEREMONY AND CLOSING PARTY
11 SATURDAY, 23:00, GARAGEM DA CULTURGEST, FREE ENTRANCE
Related section: Independent Hero: Brazil in a Trance.
In a year in which Brazilian cinema is one of the Independent Heroes, it is mandatory to extend this homage and close the festival with a Brazilian party. We invited Cara // Vag // Yo, a duo of Brazilian-Portuguese Djs formed by Beatriz Valleriani and Kamila Ferreira, for a funk night. IndieLisboa in a collective trance in the last party of the festival.