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16 May
This year, France is celebrating Portuguese culture with concerts, exhibitions and performances from the country's top artists. To mark the occasion, FRANCE 24's culture show Encore! takes you on a musical voyage to Lisbon. The Portuguese capital has a sound like no other European city, where a boom in music influenced by African beats is eroding social barriers and making waves internationally.
14 Aug 2021
Dolphins have returned to Lisbon's Tagus River, prompting a new wave of tourism to see them. The pandemic led to reduced pollution in the area thanks to a drop in maritime traffic, making it a more hospitable environment for the marine mammals.
7 Dec 2020
"Many fado houses have closed, others haven't reopened since the first lockdown... I don't have any money left for anything, and the subsidies, we've been forgotten, there are none," laments Sonia Santos, a singer plunged into disarray by the closure of most fado houses in Lisbon, a city under curfew deserted by tourists. Singers or musicians, known as "fadists" are bearing the brunt of the economic and social impact of the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic.

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