Tremor returns to São Miguel, Azores in 2023 – 28th March to 1st April
TREMOR 2023 IS NOW SOLD OUT
Coliseu Micaelense will open its doors once again to the Tremor Festival, with concerts on the night of March 31st with ZA! & PERRATE and April 1st with ANGEL BAT DAWID and PONGO.
ZA! & PERRATE
A meeting of titans. On one side the Catalan duo ZA! and their globetrotting music, in the confluence of rhythms coming from noise, psychedelic rock, free-jazz, electronics or post-rock; on the other the Andalusian singer-songwriter Perrate, one of musicians that has been opening the space sound of flamenco, through the influences of reggae, bolero or rock. The collaboration was created has a response to an invitation from Música y Museos cycle, an initiative within which they began to experiment with the creation of completely new sound universes. Polyrhythm and surprise, improvisation and tension are some of the key words to define this concert.
ANGEL BAT DAWID
Born Angel Elmore to missionaries in Atlanta, Bat Dawid grew accustomed to moving as her parent’s ministry mandated. From Georgia to Kentucky and Kenya, the family finally settled in Chicago’s south suburbs where she would go on to study clarinet and music education at Moody Bible Institute and Roosevelt University, respectively .
Inspired by everything from the poetry of Margaret Burroughs to the music of Yusef Lateef and even Mozart, Bat Dawid made her debut,
The Oracle, with International Anthem to wide acclaim in 2019. Eschewing conventional labels, even those as open-ended as “jazz,” Bat Dawid describes her work in no uncertain terms: “This is Black Music.” On The Oracle, she echoes ancestral agonies that she translates to blues and spirituals, a conversion theory she attributes to the late Milford Graves. Though the joy of survival never overcomes the inequity and deep-seated injustice imposed on Black life in America, Bat Dawid is outspoken in her commitment to telling the stories that will eventually turn the tide. A new voice rumbles with clarity and intention from Chicago’s Southside, reminding us that the past is still the present and the future is full of radical hope.
Pongo was born in Angola, having moved with his family to Lisbon at the age of eight. Behind she left a country still immersed in a civil war whose marks are still visible nowadays. With her came the childhood experiences and memories of the ever-present dance and music. Kuduro, Antillean zouk, semba and other sounds that she found again in the Portuguese kuduro scene, dancing and singing in neighborhood concerts in the Queluz area. Soon she became noticed by Buraka Som Sistema, having given voice to the seminal Wegue Wegue, thus also becoming part of the band’s concerts. In 2010 Pongo went solo, making music that mix her own influences and the rhythms shared with her generation (EDM, bass music, dancehall and pop variants). She is one of the most promising new artists on the Portuguese music scene.