Señoritas – September 23

“Acho que é meu dever não gostar “”, is the name of the debut album of Señoritas, one of the brand new projects of the new Portuguese music.

Señoritas is the new project of Mitó Mendes (A NAIFA) and Sandra Bap-tista (A NAIFA / SITIADOS). The Señoritas create a new identity, sharing the common taste of rehearsing, composing and playing together. From this will have been born a set of songs that they want to share with the public. They are songs that revolve around a female universe and very urban. With a dense, feminine and very Portuguese atmosphere, in a sin-gular approach, life is sung, but in a crude and direct way. The songs, all original, are by the band itself, and the exceptions are framed in the same imaginary.

After one of the best L Concerts ever, with the project Naifa, Mitó Mendes and Sandra Baptista present their new musical project in the closing con-cert of this year’s edition, Portuguese quality music not to be missed.

Wildbirds & Peacedrums – September 16

Wildbirds & Peacedrums is a Swedish experimental pop duo where per-cussion and vocals are the base. They released their first album in 2008 and have since then received international recognition from the interna-tional press, they won the important “Swedish act of the year” award and held concerts at major festivals in Europe and the United States.

Since then, there have been three more critically acclaimed original al-bums, the last of which is “Rhythm,” an album of punk influences, tropi-calia and neo-gospel, which is considered by the Duo to be its raw album and a return to its origins they wanted the album to sound as intense as their live performances, and as chaotic as the world we live in, it was total-ly written, recorded and produced in their studio in Stockholm.

Apple has used one of the songs from their album “Snake” to launch their streaming service and they have been working on other projects with art-ists such as Grammy-winning Tonbruket or Ben Frost .

Cristina Branco – September 6

Cristina Branco is synonymous of sophistication. Within an area of strong conservative and traditionalist roots as is the case of fado, Cristina Branco always presents an alternative based on the deep knowledge of the poets and poems she plays, exquisite composers and excellent musicians who transpose a unique aura live.

With more than 20 years of career and several albums, “Menina” is the title of her most recent work with original themes by authors like Filho da Mãe, André Henriques (Linda Martini), Cachupa Psicadélica, Mário Lagin-ha and António Lobo Antunes. An album of new approaches, of new composers of several latitudes of the Portuguese music.

“Menina” received in 2017 the Best album Award of 2016 by the Portu-guese Society of Authors and Cristina Branco was nominated for the Gold-en Globes in Portugal as Best Individual Interpreter in 2016 for the album “Menina”.

Cristina Branco will shoot her next video in the island of Madeira and dur-ing the Concert of the Estalagem da Ponta do Sol, being accompanied also by some national journalists in this double action. One of the great names of a different fado in a night that has the great support of Madeira Tour-ism.

Best Youth – August 30

The Best Youth are an Indie-Pop duo from porto, formed by Ed Rocha Gonçalves and Catarina Salina. They Presented the debut EP, Winterlies in 2011 launched by Optimus Discos. The first and only single from the EP, Hang Out, was one of the biggest radio hits in 2012 in Portugal, rising to number one in the top of some of the biggest radios.

They have gone through the biggest national festivals like Primavera Sound, Vodafone Mexefest, Paredes de Coura and Optimus Alive.

2015 marks the release of “Highway Moon” where the first three singles reached the number one of the top of radio Antena 3 and the album received excellent national and international critics as well as nominations in the lists of best album of the year in Portugal.

2017 began with the Eurosonic Festival where they were considered by the international Press
as one of the 10 bands to watch for during the event and they will make their first concert in Madeira Island in the L Concerts.

Carlos Bica & André Santos – August 23

Carlos Bica is one of the few Portuguese musicians who has achieved international projection, having become a reference in the panorama of the European Jazz.
When talking about the music of Carlos Bica, crititics usually emphasizes the way in which references are interpenetrated from different universes, from contemporary erudite music to folk, to rock, to jazz, to improvised songs. This corresponds, as would be natural, to the very trajectory of the composer interpreter.
André Santos, a Madeiran living in Lisbon, is one of the most active guitarists of Portuguese Jazz having already participated in groups such as the Hot Club Jazz Orchestra among many others. He also participated in the album and tour of Teresa Salgueiro ‘O Mistério’ as guitarist and co-author of the original songs that were part of her record.
This very special night André Santos invites the great Carlos Bica for a unique concert.

Sérgio Godinho & Filipe Raposo – August 16

Sérgio Godinho, one of the greatest genius of Portuguese music, presents himself in an unprecedented partnership – A concert of voice and Piano -. “Exploring my songs in a different way was a beautiful way of thinking about myself and the creative lives I’ve been through. I chose some among many, from loving disasters to nonconformities redemptions, and invited only one pianist, the great Filipe Raposo, to accompany me. ”
It is therefore this journey that is proposed for the almost hour and a half with which Sérgio Godinho and Filipe Raposo will present us – a journey through the most representative themes of the work of the “writer of songs”.

Sérgio Godinho needs no introdctions , Singer, composer, writer, actor (theater and cinema). Counting on an artistic career of enviable longevity that has been untouchable for more than 40 years, it would be reductive to highlight one of the titles of its vast Discography.

Filipe Raposo is one of the most respected national pianists. He has worked as a pianist / composer / orchestrator with many names of Portuguese music and cinema such as José Mário Branco, Fausto, Sérgio Godinho, Vitorino, Sara Tavares, Mafalda Veiga, Camané, Carmino among many other names. A luxury concert with great names of the Portuguese music.

Anna Meredith – August 12

Described by Pitchfork as “one of the most innovative voices in British Music” Anna Meredith is a genre-crossing composer and producer who’s work straddles the worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock.
After building an established career in the classical world and two critically acclaimed EPs, she released her much-anticipated debut album, “Var-mints” on Moshi Moshi Records in March 2016. The critical response was overwhelming with 4 and 5 star reviews across the board from the likes of The Wire, Sunday Times, Uncut, Q Magazine, Pitchfork among many oth-ers.
As well as being Loud & Quiet’s Album of the Year, “Varmints” also won the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award.
In March 2017 the band went on their first US tour including performanc-es at SXSW, which the New York Times reviewed as “sheer exhilaration” while NPR’s Bob Boilen described the show as “the best artist I’ve seen at SXSW and one of the most creative bands I’ve seen in years. “ Simply a big must for this year edition of the L Concerts.

Sevdaliza – August 5th

We present one of the artists of the moment of the international indie world, Sevdaliza is a Dutch singer-songwriter born in Iran. She Moves in the world of alternative R & B, abstract soul and trip-hop in a unique, sexy and Sometimes dark way. She Presents her acclaimed 2017 album “Ison” which has already received the best press reviews in important as Pitchfork, factmag, billboard among others.
Produced in partnership with Mucky, a collaborator since the first unpublished record, ISON presents Sevdaliza to the general public in its best form, with a very remarkable video aesthetics that made her win in 2016 awards of best videos of the year, with several millions of Views.
Armani has used some of her tracks and Sevdaliza has been referenced by the international press as one of the artists to look for in 2017.
Conceptually close to FKA Twigs, James Blake and other representatives of English R & B / Post-Dubstep, Sevdaliza moves in a very personal world, a concert not to be missed.

Volúpia das Cinzas – July 26th – ZDB

Already part of the history of the L Concerts, one night is presented by the known venue in Lisbon Gallery Zé dos Bois, by the hands of Sérgio Hydalgo.
This year they bring us a lineup orchestrated by Gabriel Ferrandini, who came to life in an artistic residence promoted by Galeria Zé dos Bois throughout 2016, as a result of the intention of the drummer – already well-known in international jazz circles – to build work in the field of composition. He dedicated himself to writing “original songs in a wave described by himself as” classic jazz meets free improv “as the text of the ZDB revealed in the first announcement,” accompanied by two long-time accomplices: bassist Hernani Faustino and saxophonist Pedro Sousa. ”
A unique opportunity to listen to free jazz in its purest state, a musical genre not very common to find in Madeira island, come and surprise yourself.