Idanha-a-Nova City Of Music of 
 Creative Cities Network of UNESCO
Since 2015
From the Branch of aTree

Do Ramo De Uma Árvore




The 8-hole palheta.

A reinterpretation of the instrument of José dos Reis (Monsanto, 1911-1996).

A project by Filipe Faria and Pedro Castro with master instrument builder Mário Estanislau and Vítor Félix.

"The instruments of Portuguese folk music we know today are inevitably the cumulative result of travel, taste, experience and necessity. The instruments which stand out among this living corpus are those which represent the tradition of a particular community or region as fundamental elements of their identity. Alongside this living set of instruments exists another which shone with equal brilliance and significance in the past; a body of instruments that remain more or less present today throughout their territory and beyond and which remain an essential part of our collective aural memory. (...)" Filipe Faria

"Essential principles of the Municipality of Idanha-a-Nova’s cultural intervention strategy include the promotion, preservation and renovation of knowledge. All areas of activity are underpinned by this strategy, which aspires to development marked by dialogue between varying degrees of heritage – tradition – and innovation, used as an instrument capable of renewing processes of preservation and of introducing new dynamics. (...)" Paulo Longo



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