Portugal’s Iconic World Music Event, MED Festival, Announces Impressive Lineup for 2022

The 18th edition of the MED Festival will take place from June 30 to July 3, 2022, in the medieval historic center of Loulé in southern Portugal. The MED Festival is one of the biggest world music festivals in Europe. In addition to the best international and Portuguese artists, the festival also includes gastronomy, fine arts, street performances, crafts, dance, workshops and much more, with the aim of spreading the different cultures around the world.

The 2022 lineup includes Albaluna (Portugal), Aline Frazão (Angola), Anthony B (Jamaica), Ayo (Germany/Nigeria), Bombino (Niger), Chico Trujillo (Chile), Criatura (Portugal), Electric Jalaba (Morocco/Kingdom -United). ), Eskorzo (Spain), Expresso Transatlântico (Portugal), Ghetto Kumbé (Colombia), Go_A (Ukraine), Gyedu-Blay & His Sekondi Band (Ghana), Batida apresenta Ikoqwe (Portugal/Angola), Johnny Hooker (Brazil), Júpiter & Okwess (Democratic Republic of Congo), Mallu Magalhães (Brazil), Manou Gallo (Ivory Coast), Maro (Portugal), N3rdistan (France/Morocco), Nancy Vieira (Cape Verde), Noiserv (Portugal), Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania), O Gajo (Portugal), Oum Trio Mouthallat (Morocco), Plasticine (Portugal), RE:Imaginar BANDA Monte Cara (Cape Verde), Rodrigo Cuevas (Spain), Scúru Fitchádu (Portugal/Cape Verde), Shkoon (Syria/Germany), Sylva Drums (Portugal), Victor Zamora & Sexteto Cuba (Portugal/Cuba), Viviane (Portugal).

The government of the city of Loulé created the MED Festival in 2004 with the aim of promoting cultures from all over the world, with a particular emphasis on world music. About 576 music groups have participated in the 17 editions of the MED Festival, representing 52 countries. Past highlights include performances by Buena Vista Social Club, Goran Bregovic, Jimmy Cliff, Solomon Burke, Amadou & Mariam, Rokia Traore, Kimmo Pohjonen and Bajofondo Tango Club.

The MED Festival has also supported Portuguese artists, such as fado singers Ana Moura and Camané, as well as emerging talents such as the Luso-Angolan project Batida.

More information at festivalmed.pt/en/

Author: World Music Central News Department

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