2017 GUESTS

Many are those that join us at Big Day to share their artistry and talent. Sharing is at the core of this event, after all. Amongst them, musicians, producers, chefs and artists with whom we identify and that have many stories to tell.

Discover the guests that made this day even 'bigger'.

Illustrations by Cláudia Guerreiro©
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Kumpania Algazarra
Kumpania Algazarra
Inspired by strolls through the five continents and seduced by Balkan, Arabic, Latin and Africans sounds, and by ska, funk and hip hop, the Kumpania Algazarra brings us a walking party, in a brass band style. With a pretty lively route, their lyrics reflect contemporary themes, combining with the incentive to the celebration of life and joy. In 2015 they launched the third original album, "Acoustic Express"- an approach to their acoustic and nomad strand, which represents the band's travels around the world.
Carlos Batista
Carlos Batista
Carlos loves 'cavaquinhos', guitars, fiddles, and other typical portuguese instruments. He's a Portuguese singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, an autodidact who plays various traditional instruments. He was part of several folk music projects in the city of Porto, where he lived most of his life, amongst which are: 'Capagrilos', 'Girassol' and 'Zingamocho'. Recently, he has played in several festivals - Good sounds, Wanderings, Hard Club - and now plays traditional themes and some originals, solo.
Chef Rodrigo Castelo
Chef Rodrigo Castelo
Rodrigo Castelo wasn't always chef, but he had a special taste for gastronomy since he was a kid. One day the opportunity arose, he grabbed it, and gave way to Taberna Ó Balcão restaurant, where he never gets tired of praising the Ribatejo.
Duarte Belo
Duarte Belo
Duarte Belo is an architect and a photographer. Over the years, he has traveled the country with the aim of documenting, in photography, the landscape and the forms of occupation of our territory. His archive is one of the most extensive and complete and has images of Esporão's Estate and Quinta dos Murças. On the Big Day, Duarte Belo will exhibit some of his works in the 'Lagares' cellar.
Pedro Cardoso (Peixe)
Pedro Cardoso (Peixe)
Pedro Cardoso, better known as 'Peixe' (Fish), was born in 1974 in Porto. There, he studied classical guitar, Jazz Guitar, performing arts and painting. He was guitarist of the band Ornatos Violeta, whith whom he edited the albums 'Cão!' (1997) and 'O Monstro Precisa de Amigos' (1999). But his career also counts with the creation of the OGBE, Orchestra of Guitars and Electric Basses, as director of the project, counting with the support of the educational service of 'Casa da Música', and with the creation of soundtracks for plays. 'Motor' is his second solo record, edited in 2015.
Sofia Quaresma
Sofia Quaresma
Sofia Quaresma is a biologist, master in conservation biology from the University of Lisbon. Currently, she collaborates with the municipality of Alcobaça - Department of the environment, where she performs environmental awareness activities and scientific dissemination, participating in the Live Science Program in the summer. Se also executes teacher training activities with the order of Biologists - training centre, and is a member of several NGOS, having, meanwhile, integrated the Portuguese Association of Marine Garbage, the direction of the OIKOS and, most recently, in 2016, the Directorate of the Association for the Sciences of the sea. Sofia is the author of 3 children books, a project that started in 2009 and which aims to promote biodiversity, as well as local actions in order to preserve the environment.
Instruments Builders
Instruments Builders
Ana and José live in São Bartolomeu de Messines, in a "corner" named Barradas. She's artisan and, with her husband, created the project AZ Barradas, that consists in the production of musical toys through local raw materials (cane and Cork) and traditional techniques. In the Big Day they'll be in the Herdade do Esporão to teach how to build instruments such as the nightingale, 'cartaxo', whistle, reco-reco, among others.
Coral Group 'Os Bafos de Baco'
Coral Group 'Os Bafos de Baco'
From Beja, Os Bafos de Baco is a choir of young people who wants to show that 'Cante' Alentejano is alive, as you are expressing. Children and grandchildren of singers, this is a tradition that is in their blood, and which, they say, is part of their world. The Big Day will be able to listen to them and understand why the 'Cante' is World Heritage.
Coral group of Reguengos de Monsaraz House and Pedro Mestre
Coral group of Reguengos de Monsaraz House and Pedro Mestre
The Coral Group of Reguengos brings the 'Cante Alentejo' to the estate's soundscape and, through their songs, carry with them the essence of Alentejo and its people. Joining them is Pedro Mestre, who has devoted his life to the traditional music of Alentejo. Pioneer of the 'Cante' preservation project and one of those responsible for the safeguarding of the viola campaniça, Mestre takes the sounds of Alentejo across borders.
Mrs. Maria Amélia of Moorish Tambourine
Mrs. Maria Amélia of Moorish Tambourine
Mrs. Maria Amélia have played the Moorish Tambourine, an instrument of Arabic origin, for many years now, with their companions - 'As Adufeiras de Monsanto'. Dressed in typical costume, she brings the sound of this square membrane tambourine to the Herdade do Esporão, in the Big Day.
Miriam Rebelo and Norberto Paulo
Miriam Rebelo and Norberto Paulo
Miriam Rebelo and Norberto Paulo, have a long history in theater, from musical, to improvisational theatre and Revue. But what unites them in this Big Day is their taste and experience in children's theater, marking presence to create a new world, full of adventures for children, on June the 24th.
Júlio Pereira
Júlio Pereira
Music is part of the life of the artist Júlio Pereira since an early age. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, over the years he has played a key role in the dissemination and conservation of traditional Portuguese music, and especially the small guitars ('cavaquinho'). Today, it is one of the most respected Portuguese artists. Meet his work up close on the Big Day.