Lisbon’s Traditional Music Scene Gets a Global Spin
Men stand outside a club in the streets of Libson, Portugal. Eric Lefevre-Ardant / Flickr
A revival of Lisbon’s nightlife reflects the city’s changing landscape from traditional cultural enclave to global urban center as tourists come from around the world to visit.
Excerpt from New York Times
Over the last couple of years, innovative new music spots have been popping up around Lisbon, and defunct and departed iconic music venues have been rising from their ashes, literally or figuratively. From intimate supper clubs to warehouse dance halls, the new generation of hangouts is enriching the Portuguese capital’s sonic spectrum and expanding the array of places where music aficionados and bands of all stripes can converge.
These days, a spin around town is a journey across continents and styles, from indie jazz to African beats to American retro rock to electronic experiments.