Programme


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May 18 - Thursday

10.00h – Opening of the street market
10.30 |11.30 | 14.00H – Stories of camels and other desert beings. Narration and live illustration. Intended for the children of the schools of the county. Municipal Library
11.00h – “Portuguese Arab Legends” - Largo da Alcachofra|
15.00h - “Story Time” – Centro de Estudos Islâmicos e do Mediterrâneo
16.00h – Exhibition of the movie "Pedra e Cal" – Debate – Cine teatro Marques Duque|
16.30h – Inauguration of the painting exhibition "This silence that is heard" by Joaquim Rosa - Casa das Artes Mário Elias
17.30h – Reception for guests - Largo Vasco da Gama | - Inauguration of the sculpture "3 Cultures" by Silvestre Raposo – Mértola’s south entrance
18.00h – Official opening - Visit to the Souk
19.00h - Presentation of the book "La Huella de la palabra" - Ben Yessef and Jalid Nieto - Castle Gallery | - "Coreosofia" by Raji & Mudra – Castle
23.00h - Closure of the street market Concert in the Square - Sebastião Antunes and Bruno Batista present Omar Khayyam - Praça Luís de Camões
00.30h – Observation of the Moon with DarkSky © Alqueva – Castle


Sebastião Antunes and Bruno Batista presente Omar Khayyam (Portugal)

May 18 | Praça Luís de Camões | 22.30pm
The imaginary of Omar Khayyam gathered with the two musical universes of Sebastião Antunes and Bruno Batista...
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May 19th - Friday

10.00h – Opening of the street market
10.30 |11.30 | 14.00H – Stories of camels and other desert beings. Narration and live illustration. Intended for the children of the schools of the county. Municipal Library
11.00h – “Portuguese Arab Legends” - Largo da Alcachofra|
11.30h - “Coreosofia”by Raji & Mudra - Largo Vasco da Gama
15.00h – “Story Tiime” – Centro de Estudos Islâmicos e do Mediterrâneo
16.00h – Adufe (Portuguese percussion instrument ) Workshop with Sebastião Antunes - Largo da Misericórdia
17.00h – Exhibition of the movie "Pedra e Cal" – Debate – Cine teatro Marques Duque | “Coreosofia” by Raji & Mudra - Praça Luís de Camões
18.00h – Conference - "Islam: its divine and human laws" - Imam Jatib from Greater Mosque of Granada - Organization of the Islamic Community in Spain – Salão Nobre da C.M.M.
19.00h – Alentejo Dance Workshop - Pé de Xumbo | Praça Luís de Camões Pôr-do-sol –“Dycra Night” – Organization of the Islamic Community in Spain - Salão dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Mértola 21.00h – Cinema - "Made and Sayings of Nasreddin" - with the presence of the director Pierre-Marie Goulet - Cine Teatro Marques Duque
22.30h – Concert – “Pedro Mestre - campaniça do despique convida rancho de cantadores de Aldeia Nova de S. Bento” - Cais do Guadiana –“ Les filles de Illghadad” - Cais do Guadiana
23.00h – Closure of the street market
00.30h - Jupiter Observation with DarkSky © Alqueva - Castle
01.30h - Concert in the Square - "Aqui Há Baile" - Praça Luís de Camões


Pedro Mestre

May 19th | Guadiana Pier | 22h30pm
Pedro Mestre / Campaniça do Despique invites Rancho de Cantadores de Aldeia Nova de S. Bento (Portugal)
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Les Filles de Illighadad (Níger)

May 19th | Guadiana Pier | 22h30pm
Coming from the Sahel, an African region between the Sahara and the Sudanese Savannah, the Les Filles de Illighadad...
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Aqui Há Baile (Portugal)

May 19th | Praça Luís de Camões | 01h30m
The Aqui Há Baile group appeared in September 2011, after the invitation of PédeXumbo to promote the Alentejo repertoire of the Alentejo Dance Book published by PédeXumbo.
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May 20 - Saturday

10.00h – Opening of the street market
11.00h – “Portuguese Arab Legends” - Largo da Alcachofra|
11.00h/ 16.30h - Children's workshop "Playing architecture - the Islamic House" -Alcáçova do Castelo
15.00h – Concert / Workshop with Sebastião Antunes and the Adufe in Lisbon - | Largo da Misericórdia
16.00h – Lecture-talk "Islam in Portuguese Literature: From Romanticism to Fernando Pessoa" by Fabrizio Boscaglia - Salão Nobre da CMM
17.00h – Exhibition of the movie "Pedra e Cal" – Debate – Cine teatro Marques Duque - Literary-musical workshop "longing for another Arabia" - directed by Fabrizio Boscaglia and Baltazar Molina -  Largo da Alcachofra|
18.00h – Conference - "The unitary paradigm for the man of today" - Abdel Wahid Gutierrez, PhD in Philosophy at the University of Seville. Responsible for "Comunidad Andaluzes" - Organization of the Islamic Community in Spain | Salão Nobre da C.M.M.
19.00h – “Coreosofia” by Raji & Mudra - Largo Vasco da Gama| - Cante Alentejano Workshop With “Os Alentejanos” – “Largo da Misericórdia”
21.00h – Cinema - "Made and Sayings of Nasreddin"– Cine Teatro Marques Duque
22.30h – Concert - "Yinan Al Andalus" with Hamid Ajb + ar Sufi Ensemble | Guadiana Pier - "Kel Assouf" - Pier of the Guadiana
23.00h - Closure of the street market
01.30h - Concert in the Square - "Omiri"- Praça Luís de Camões



Hamid Ajbar Sufi Ensemble (Marocco/Spain)

May 20 | Guadiana Pier | 22h30m
Hamid Ajbar Sufi Ensemble (Marocco/Spain)- Yinnan Al Andalus – A Spiritual Journey from Cordoba to Damascus ...
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Kel Assouf (Niger)

May 20 | Guadiana Pier | | 23h30m
Anana Harouna, the group's founder, comes from the Tuareg people who live in the vast Sahara desert and who also know political marginalization.
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OMIRI (Portugal)

May 20 | Square Luís de Camões | 01h30m
Omiri is one of the most original reinvention projects of traditional Portuguese music.
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May 21 | Sunday

10.00h – Opening of the street market
11.00h – “Portuguese Arab Legends” - Largo da Alcachofra|
15.00h – Concert / Workshop with Sebastião Antunes and the Adufe in Lisbon - | Largo da Misericórdia
16.00h –“Dhikr – Sufi musical meditation” | Salão do antigo quartel dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Mértola
16.30h – Exhibition of the movie "Pedra e Cal" – Debate – Cine teatro Marques Duque
17.00h –Cante Alentejano Workshop com “Os Alentejanos” – “Largo da Misericórdia”
18.00h - Closing of the 9th Mértola Islamic Festival | Largo Vasco da Gama
18.30h – Closing of the street market


Other Activities

May - "LÓTUS" Community artistic installation | Largo da Misericórdia 4 to 31 of May - Painting exhibition "This silence that is heard" by Joaquim Rosa | Casa de Artes Mário Elias

6 to 7 of May


Workshop on Stoning Techniques

From May 6th to 7th, a Workshop on Stoning Techniques developed by Roland Altmann will be part of the Islamic Festival Program.
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6 to 31 May - Exhibition "Dialogue between word and brush" - by Ben Yessef (drawing) and Khalid Nieto (poetry) | Castle Gallery


11 to 13 of May


Doors of the Mediterranean - International Meeting

Cineteatro Marques Duque | Mértola | Organization Campo Arqueológico de Mértola
Understood as focal points in the geography and history of the Western Mediterranean, Portugal and Tunisia find themselves in this international initiative to carry out a creative exercise to identify linkages and transition between the two countries in different chronological periods, from antiquity to contemporary times.
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18 to 21 of May


Photographic exhibition of SANTIAGO MACIAS

Exhibition of photographs taken in cult (Christian and Muslim) spaces in the Middle East, North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula…
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Urban Sketchers

From May 18 to 21, the City Council of Mértola invites all Urban Scketchers to visit and draw the Festival…
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Therapeutic Garden – Pátio da Palmeira
Bar Azul | House of the Azulejos
Delta Space - aromas and flavors | Church Street
Delta space – child area | playground
Chefchaouen Lakhmas Group | Street animation
Boukdir Group | Street Animation
Donkey rides