Rootsy, Brazilian music in an Brazilian Expat bar in Lisbon, Portugal. What kind of music were they playing?
August 13, 2012 10:25 AM Subscribe
I was in Lisbon a few months ago and found 2 Brazilian “ex-pat” type bars with INCREDIBLE live music. I want to know what type it was. I believe it was in Barrio Alto, the big street for nightlife, but these bars really didn’t seem very touristy. I think I stumbled onto some kind of subculture.
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The closest thing I can think of is the rockabilly scene, just the scene not the music. The crown seemed relatively young. They all had a very specific hairstyle. Cut very short, high, and tight on the sides and longer and very messily spiked on top. It seemed to be fairly blue collar, not a touristy place. The bars had this really incredible live music. Upbeat, lots of acoustic guitar, and singing. The coolest thing was that one guitar player, and/or singer would would play a few songs and then somebody from the crown would get and play, this happened over and over again. The whole crowd seemed talented. The music was not samba, rock, but something downhome. I’d call it the Brazilian equivalent of roots music. If anybody knows what kind of music this might be I’d appreciate it.