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Leva Leva: Litany of the Portuguese Fishermen (LP + Book)

Label: FLEE

Format: LP + Book

Genre: Experimental

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With its new project focusing on the songs of fishermen in Portugal, the FLEE platform attempts to combine in-depth anthropological research with a hybrid contemporary and artistic reflection on an important facet of Portuguese social and cultural history.

Through working songs from the 1940s, 60s and 80s recorded in the Algarve region, the project attempts to document the history of these fishermen, the nature of their hardships and often exploitative conditions, as well as their gradual encounter with important economic and political changes that affected the country in the 1970s. More than observing the fishermen directly, the project also investigates the birth of ethnomusicology in the country through the work of the French ethnomusicologist Michel Giacometti, in a period when the country gradually began to "discover itself" and its regional cultures in a reflexive way.

To accomplish this ambitious work, the collective will publish a book and release an LP, which will feature original archival recordings of fishermen's songs as well as revisited versions by contemporary artists and music producers. In parallel, the book will include several essays, interviews, archive photographs, as well as two art commissions, looking at fishermen in Portugal through an original perspective. This particular object will be accompanied by a series of lectures, performances and an installation presented by maat.

Cat. number: n/a
Year: 2022

LP with a 162 pages Book in French and Portuguese.