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Can Music Warm One’s Soul?
2017 was the year Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral sent a message to Europe from the grand stage of the Eurovision Song Contest- “Music is a Feeling!!!”. Not many of us knew what he was singing, but most of us certainly felt it.
It wasn’t about showing off. It wasn’t about scenography or special effects. No political or provocative messages were on display. It was all harmony, melody…and that “feeling”.
The Old Continent voted in unison: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium , Austria, Israel and many others gave all of their 12 points to Salvador Sobral, making him the all-time highest-scoring winner, winning both the jury and televoters.
At HARPA Salvador will present his new album Paris, Lisboa, a multilingual exploration of the two cities inspired by a journey between them.
The album is a tribute to Wim Wenders classic film “Paris, Texas”. Sobral will alternate between his native Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French throughout, including a piece by the Brazilian samba-canção composer Lupicínio Rodrigues, and another by Francisca Cortesão and Afonso Cabral.
1st of November, Sobral and his fellow musicians on stage at HARPA for the very first time in Iceland.
We look forward!
Salvador Sobral – vocal,
Júlio Resende – grand piano,
André Rosina – double bass,
Bruno Pedroso – drums