Product [Showcases & Concerts]

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL
22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
ARTIST RESIDENCIES Showcases
Yosune (PT) + Tribe Royal (CA)
Captain Boy (PT) + Violetta Zironi (IT)

THURSDAY 11 APRIL
22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
ARTIST RESIDENCIES Showcases
João Pascoal (PT) + Lince (PT)
Beatriz Nunes (PT) + Mickey (AT)

At the end of the 1-week artistic residency in the Candoso Creation Centre, within the framework of Westway LAB, this year’s eight musicians will present the results of their collaboration. This 40-minute showcase is the only requirement placed by the organisation on the participating artists. But of the 20 musical encounters that the festival has fostered since 2014, several have given rise to new musical projects. The 2-day showcase therefore offers a unique first-hand opportunity to listen to new music that may make its mark in the future.

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL
21H30 | CCVF / GRAND AUDITORIUM (STAGE)
ETEP Showcase: JACCO GARDNER (NL) Somnium
Concerto de abertura

Three years after his first concert in the Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Jacco Gardner returns to Guimarães. Anyone who remembers this concert, but hasn’t yet heard his latest album – “Somnium” – is sure to be surprised. The Dutch musician has continued his musical exploration and now found a new favourite terrain in analogue synthesizers, no longer featuring vocals in his compositions. The result is an intriguing album, that will be presented live in a special quadrophonic format. It will be the opening concert of this year’s Westway LAB.

THURSDAY 11 APRIL
21H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
ETEP Showcase: VIOLETTA ZIRONI (IT)

Violetta Zironi’s music exudes the sounds of America. All her influences are from the US – from folk to country, to the blues. When we listen to her music, perhaps it is only her subtle Mediterranean sensibility, that runs throughout her compositions, which enables us to realise that she is actually an Italian singer-songwriter. Her first EP, “Half Moon Lane,” released last year, is a collection of six songs in which the guitar needs little company other than her powerful vocals.

FRIDAY 12 APRIL
20H00 | PAÇO DOS DUQUES DE BRAGANÇA
Canada Country Focus Reception

An extraordinary meeting point for cultures, over recent years Canada has given the world some of the most interesting composers and bands from the alternative music scene. It is therefore important to pay close attention to one of the world’s main centres of creation of independent music. After Austria, in 2018, Westway LAB is organising a country tribute to Canada, that also reflects the festival’s aim to expand its ambit beyond European borders. The relationship with Canada had already given audiences the chance to listen to Pierre Kwenders in March (in the CIAJG’s Black Box) and is now widened with the tribute to Canada in this year’s edition.

FRIDAY 12 APRIL
22H30, 23h00, 23h30, 00h00, 00H30 | CCVF
CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS
Megan Nash (CA), Sarah MacDougall (CA), Les Deuxluxes (CA), 
Tribe Royal (CA), The East Pointers (CA)

The Canadian representation in Westway LAB 2019 is primarily based on folk music, which intersects with pop in compositions for the vocals of female singer-songwriters, Sarah MacDougall and Megan Nash and the male trio, The East Pointers. The duo, Les Deuxluxes, will present their own distinctive brand of electrifying rock music. The musicians of Tribe Royal will also participate in the artistic residencies within the festival.

22H30 | CCVF / PATIO
SARAH MACDOUGALL (CA)

23H00 | CCVF / BOX
TRIBE ROYAL (CA)

23H30 | CCVF / PATIO
MEGAN NASH (CA)

00H00 | CCVF / AUDITORIUM
LES DEUXLUXES (CA)

00H30 | CCVF / PATIO
THE EAST POINTERS (CA)

FRIDAY 12 APRIL
21H30, 22h00, 01H00 | CCVF
WHY Portugal Event
Neev (PT), Vaarwell (PT), Marta Pereira da Costa (PT)

Westway LAB will once again host one of the events that disseminates latest trends in Portuguese music, promoted by the Portuguese music internationalization office, Why Portugal. This year’s call for proposals resulted in three choices that highlight the diversity of Portuguese musical creation, from pop based on guitars and synthesizers of Neev, to Fado music accompanied by the Portuguese guitar of Marta Pereira da Costa – the only woman who currently plays this instrument – and the delicate-sweet indie music of Vaarwell (Margarida Falcão, of the Golden Slumbers, Ricardo Nagy and Luís Monteiro).

21H30 | CCVF / PATIO
VAARWELL(PT)

22H00 | CCVF / AUDITORIUM
MARTA PEREIRA DA COSTA(PT)

01H00 | CCVF / BOX
NEEV(PT)

SATURDAY 13 APRIL
15H00-19H00 | Santa Luzia ArtHotel, Convívio, Oub’lá, Bar da Ramada, Tribuna SM CAE
CITY SHOWCASES
Mickey (AT) INES#TALENT
Smartini (PT)
Elin Namnieks (SE) INES#TALENT
Beatriz Nunes (PT)
Izzy and the Black Trees (PL) INES#TALENT
Francisco Sales (PT)
Theodore (GR)
Holy Nothing (PT)

Westway LAB is famous because audiences have to hurry back and forth between several venues in Guimarães – in search of the latest musical innovations. This year the itinerary will be a bit different, starting from the Santa Luzia ArtHotel, and including the Tribuna space of the São Mamede Arts and Entertainment Centre and the Bar Oub’lá, in the Praça de S. Tiago, in addition to the usual venues of the City Showcases – the Bar da Ramada and the café-concerto of the Convento Association.
In these venues it will be possible to listen to indie-pop from Mickey, a Slovak duo based in Austria, American-influenced pop (from R&B to hip-hop) by Swedish Elin Namnieks, or the indie-rock of Izzy and the Black Trees , from Poland, three projects that are part of the selection of the INES network for 2019. Greek multi-instrumentist and composer, Theodore, will also perform. Portuguese music is well represented by Holy Nothing, one of the country’s most promising bands, which explores the frontier between electronic and post-rock, as well as guitarist Francisco Sales, singer Beatriz Nunes and the dirty-rock quartet, Smartini.

15H00 | SANTA LUZIA ARTHOTEL
FRANCISCO SALES (PT)

15H30 | CONVÍVIO
ELIN NAMNIEKS (SE) INES#TALENT

16H00 | OUB’LÁ
MICKEY (AT) INES#TALENT

16H30 | BAR DA RAMADA
THEODORE (GR)

17H00 | TRIBUNA SM CAE
BEATRIZ NUNES (PT)

17H30 | CONVÍVIO
HOLY NOTHING (PT)

18H00 | OUB’LÁ
IZZY AND THE BLACK TREES (PL) INES#TALENT

18H30 | BAR DA RAMADA
SMARTINI (PT)

GUIMARÃES CITY FOCUS
SATURDAY 13 APRIL
21H30, 22h30, 23h30 | CCVF
Captain Boy (PT), Mister Roland (PT), Paraguaii (PT)

We will continue to hear the sounds from Guimarães. Three of the city’s musical projects are about to release new albums and Westway LAB gives them the opportunity to perform them live for the first time. The musicians of Paraguaii will present their third album, “Kopernikus”, which has already been anticipated by the single “Wild Horse”, in which they further their electronic exploration. Mister Roland, the project from the singer/songwriter, Rolando Ferreira, who attended an artistic residency at Westway LAB last year, will present his first album, “Trembling Giant”. Pedro Ribeiro, aka Captain Boy, will be attending artistic residency this year. In addition to his musical creation within the festival, he is about to release a new album.

21H30 | CCVF / PATIO
CAPTAIN BOY(PT)

22H30 | CCVF / PATIO
MISTER ROLAND(PT)

23H30 | CCVF / PATIO
PARAGUAII(PT)

SATURDAY 13 APRIL
22H00, 23h00, 00h00, 01h00 | CCVF
The Black Mamba (PT),
Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter (US),
Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (PT),
Whales (PT)

22H00 | CCVF / AUDITORIUM
Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter (US)
The universe of the musician Tashi Wada combines ancient, psychedelic and minimalist music and instruments ranging from bagpipes to synthesizers. Wada will bring to Westway LAB the result of this journey of diverse inspirations that last year resulted in the album, “Nue”, in which he collaborated with several musicians, including the duo that accompanies him here: Julia Holter (who returns to Guimarães in April, when she will give her own concert at the Centro Cultural Vila Flor) and the percussionist Corey Fogel, who regularly works with both musicians.

23H00 | CCVF / BOX
The Black Mamba (PT)
The music of The Black Mamba has had an increasingly powerful impact on the general public and the band has dauntlessly performed in large venues such as the Coliseu in Lisbon and Porto, with the confidence that they will be well received. The band’s third album, “The Mamb King,” released last year, has confirmed their status, but their music remains close to its roots where it began almost a decade ago: pop inspired by black America, between the blues, soul and funk.

00H00 | CCVF / AUDITORIUM
Whales (PT)
Born in Leiria – which over recent years has become a major incubator of Portuguese alternative music – the Whales soon demonstrated their potential. Having composed a couple of songs they won the Termómetro festival in 2015, which catapulted them to the stages of the leading Portuguese festivals even before they released their first album – “Whales” – which was only released last year and helped them perform in venues outside Portugal, including the Eurosonic festival, where they performed this year.

01H00 | CCVF / BOX
Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (PT)
Pedro Coquenão is a restless man. Last year, he attended Westway LAB with the project iii (with Jwjw, (who performs with Terrakota), and Guillermo de Llera, (of Primitive Reason)) in the final showcases of the artistic residencies. This year, he will return with a show that is much more than a concert or a DJ set – it’s a fully-rounded performance. Coquenão questions the DJ’s role in today’s dance music culture, without ever forgetting the need to get the audience to dance. He combines electronics with the rhythms of Africa that are also the source of inspiration for his best-known project – Batida.

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WESTWAY LAB PASS [20 eur] > https://goo.gl/w6ad87

The Black Mamba, Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter,
Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ,
Captain Boy, Mister Roland, Paraguaii, Whales + Jacco Gardner*

*The first 150 passes give exclusive access to the opening concert with Jacco Gardner
Access to the remaining concerts is done on a first-come, first-served basis. After reaching the maximum capacity, the input follows the logic ‘one out – one in’.

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EXCHANGE OF BRACELETS
Venue: Palácio Vila Flor
10 and 11 April
10h00-13h00, 14h00-19h00 and 20h30-22h30
12 and 13 April
10h00-13h00, 14h00-19h00 and 20h30-24h00

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Westway Lab Festival is a collaborative platform, a living and organic laboratory, of experimentation and stimulus to creativity whose goal is to bring together, in the same city, acclaimed and emerging, international and national, innovative and purists artists during a period of music creation, video, urban interventions, architecture and thought played out through the development of activities such as artistic residencies, creative ateliers, showcases, concerts and talks.

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