"No microfones, no amplifiers,
música, amigos e o Tejo na janela."
Rua das Pretas is a weekly international gathering of friends, wine and song, blending bossa, folk, jazz and conversation to an audience of fellow artists, tourists and gypsies.
Where Buena Vista Social Club meets Tropicália, Rua das Pretas is a celebration and exploration of Lusophone culture past, present and future: from the sighs of fado and the pleasures of samba to the back streets of flamenco and blues. It's a music that is passed from hand to hand amongst friends and fellow artists, kept alive by the holy communion of song and story. Sometimes whispered, sometimes sung, and always in motion.
Since 2015, Pierre Aderne has brought weekly the Rua das Pretas cirque to Lisbon. 2019 will include stops in Paris, London, Berlin, New York City and Tokyo.
Past guests included Tito Paris, Anna Maria Jopek, Pedro Miranda, Pedro Luis, Joana Amendoeira, Joao Barradas, Walter Areia, Jesse Harris, Brian Cullman, Tanner Walle, Gabrielle Hartmann, Fred Martins, Liz Rosa, Camila Masiso, Nilson Dourado, Diana Vilarinho, Liliana Macedo, Philippe Baden Powell, Didier Sustrac, David Linx, Joana Almeida, among many, many others.