30 years later, Júlio Pereira returns to the instrument that has become synonimous with his image as a composer and musician who has definetely left a mark on the paths of Portuguese popular music – the cavaquinho.
This time, the songs were written by Júlio Pereira, who has invited some singers who usually work with him: Uxía, Sara Tavares, Luanda Cozetti.
But this isn’t merely a return to what already was the updating of a traditional instrument, rather a new step on the history of the small cordophone that left Minho province to travel to all continents and is now a protagonist of music from all over the world.
Besides being an autonomous and self-sufficient product of musical creation, CAVAQUINHO.PT included a book about the times, ways and places where the small instrument revealed itself.
But this release is directly connected to other highly important initiatives we will be talking about next.
CAVAQUINHO’S INTERNATIONAL SITE
“It’s time we show the world one of our great riches!”
www.cavaquinhos.pt is the website that keeps up with the international universe of this instrument and its descendents, through an exhaustive documental and photographic collection.
The main goal of the website is to show the Portuguese and the world the universe of the cavaquinho in Mainland Portugal and Madeira – where we will find over 120 different types of cavaquinhos, their builders and their players.
But this is also the place to find a community that amounts to 200 million people, including the several cavaquinhos all across the world: the Continental Cavaquinho, the Braguinha in Madeira, the Cape Vert Cavaquinho, the Brazil Cavaquinho, the Ukulele in the United States of America and the Keroncong in Indonesia.
On this website you can watch and listen to the best cavaquinho players, learn all the techniques and the chords and check the best studies on the instruments.