Lagoa’s Carlos do Carmo auditorium will celebrate Beto Kalulu’s life and career with “new arrangements and never-before-heard songs”
– November 13, 2023 | Photo Inês Lopes
A special concert will be held at Carlos do Carmo auditorium on December 9 (Saturday), to celebrate the life and career of Beto Kalulu, a famous local musician.
Beto has a long history in the Algarve’s music scene, having become one of the best known musicians in the Western Algarve, not only due to his talent behind a drum or percussion set but also his infectious upbeat personality.
With over 45 years of live performances under his belt in the region, the Portuguese-Angolan musician has prepared a “revitalised repertoire” for this special concert which will include “new arrangements and never-before-heard songs”. The show will also feature a musical chronology of his career.
“Accompanied by excellent musicians and distinguished international guests, dancers and multimedia resources, the concert will provide an emotional and engaging experience”, the event’s press release says, adding that a “narrator will guide the audience”, sharing interesting facts and providing introductions.
An exhibition by Filipa Brito will also be set up at the auditorium, featuring posters, photographs, videos, personal objects, and musical instruments that played a “fundamental role in his journey”.
Tickets cost €8 per person and can be purchased online, at the CTT, FNAC and Worten ticket offices or at the usual outlets in Lagoa, which include the auditorium, the São José convent’s cultural centre, and the Balcão Único.