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Porto, Porto, Portugal

Porto, Porto, Portugal
Band World Folk




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Mandrágora (2005) Zounds Records
Escarpa (2008) Hepta Trad



Mandrake (Mandrágora in Portuguese) is the name of a plant with aphrodisiac and fertilizing virtues, a medicinal root whose fruit is similar to a small apple. The root of the plant has a human form and according to popular belief, screams like people when it is torn from the earth.

It is also the name of a young collective from Portugal, which is distinguished by the creativity of their original compositions. Music that evokes the Portuguese musical tradition, exploring the meeting with other cultures and still sounding a wide range of influences from modern music.
In 2006, the group won the Carlos Paredes award, confirming the merit of this work. The aim of this prize is rewarding the best instrumental music album, given the importance it has for the strengthening of the Portuguese identity and culture.

Our highlight performances:

Interceltic Festival of Sendim - Sendim

Eurofolk – European Meeting of Young Traditional Musicians – Parthenay, France

Traditional Music Festival, Casa da Música - Porto

Atlantic Roots Festival, Funchal - Madeira

Plaza Mayor de Salamanca - Spain

Winter Festival - Serpa

Festival Med, Loulé - Loulé

Festa do Avante, palco 1 de Maio - Seixal

Festival Maré de Agosto, Sta. Maria - Açores

Musical Residence and tour, Britanny - France - with Jacky Molard

Porto Bairro a Bairro - Porto

Ethno.ambient Festival - Salona - Croatia

FMM Sines - Mandrágora + Special Guests

Festival Tonalidades - Auditório de Espinho

Manobras no Porto 2011