Poças, what a concert! Take a look at our photo gallery of the fantastic Capitão Fausto concert at Capitólio in Lisbon. An exclusive concert that kicked off the celebrations of the 100 years of Poças.
It was an intimate concert for 200 people. Giveaways, wines and cocktails were served to everyone, providing a lively and relaxed atmosphere.
Poças celebrates 100 years with a programme dedicated to culture.
In the year it celebrates its 100th anniversary, Poças will promote a number of initiatives related to art and culture, revealing new talents and honouring the concept of family legacy.
The cultural programme includes literature, music, public art and theatre. For each of these areas, an artist was invited who, in addition to being also the heir of a family talent, currently represents the past, present and future of their art.
With regard to literature, the choice fell on the young writer Afonso Reis Cabral, winner of the Leya Award in 2014 with the novel “O Meu Irmão” (My Brother). He is a great-great-grandson of Eça de Queiroz, but genetics, on its own, does not explain everything. Afonso found his own way and he is today one of the promises of Portuguese literature, with the launch of a new book scheduled for the end of the year.
“Respect for art and culture is one of the greatest legacies left by our great-grandfather. Maybe because, for us, making wine is just that: an art form and a living asset of our culture. That is why, on the occasion of our centenary, we want to honour it on several areas, identifying people who, like us, are reinventing a family vocation.”
– Pedro Poças Pintão, 4th generation of the Poças family
From the performing arts, inspiration came from Tomás Wallenstein, identified as one of the voices of his generation. Son of a lyric singer and a double bass player, his talent was also revealed in music. At 26, he is the voice of Capitão Fausto, one of the most influential bands today, who this year are adding a new album to their portfolio.
A symbol of a generation is also the artist Artur Silva, currently known as Bordalo II, artistic name that he chose to honour his grandfather who was a painter, promoting a continuity and reinvention of his artistic legacy. Moving away from classical painting, public art would become the stage chosen for his explorations of colour, currently focusing on questioning the materialistic society of which he is (also) a part.
On another stage, the curtains open to reveal not one but several family talents. It is at the Teatro do Bolhão that ACE (Academia Contemporânea do Espetáculo) stands as one of the main schools of performing arts in the country, training generations. Grandparents, parents and children act together, showing that Theatre is alive and still plays an important role in shaping society.
For each of these areas – literature, music, public art and theatre – several events are scheduled, including many free events for the public, inviting everyone to celebrate the centenary with the company. All the information will be posted on the online channels of Poças, especially on the website 100.pocas.pt, which besides the information on the centenary is intended to become a cultural meeting point.
Poças, what a concert!
May 10, 2018 was the date on which Tomás Wallenstein joined the remaining Capitão Fausto for an exclusive concert by Poças. With their unmistakable sound and chords, the band performed live in Lisbon in an intimate concert for an audience of 200 people, among guests and fans who participated and won a competition launched on the brand’s social media. At the end there was an unprecedented meet and greet with the band.
All the unique moments of that night were closely followed by Poças. Wines and cocktails for all tastes were served to the audience to ensure that the first official event of the centenary had a great kick-off.
Capitão Fausto returns with “Sempre Bem”, the first single of the album “A Invenção do Dia Claro”.
The track was recorded at Red Bull Studios São Paulo in December 2017, by the hand (and ears) of Rodrigo “Funai” Costa.
According to the band, “from the beginning the album was intended to include the idea we had of ‘Brazil’ in our usual way of making music. It was never our intention to make it the way Brazilians do, but to seek an appropriation to some more specific sound or melodic elements, taking them from their usual context to serve our songs. The lyrics speak of the relationship with routine, the complexity of human relations and the inexorable fatalism of love.”
Expectations are high for “A Invenção do Dia Claro”. The album has a release date estimated for the last quarter of 2018.
Congratulations, Capitão Fausto!