Tó Trips (Dead Combo) and João Doce (Wraygunn).
Tó on guitar, João Doce on percussion. Sumba is born of this creative need of two talented musicians who, above all, are friends. It is a free exercise, spontaneous, experimental and tribalistic. Such as Sumba Island itself, these songs are conspicuous by their biodiversity.
Two guys are on a beach in the north of Portugal and flock to the far islands of Sumba! An imaginary world, which obliges us to a mindfulness: in Sumba there is no time, there is no urgency. Everything is contemplated, admired, it is considered beautiful and unpolluted.
About the season:
“The events programme for the exhibition has been deeply infused by Paula Rego’s independent spirit of defiance: Collaborative, diverse and explorative, the path trailed by the generation of artists present, has been opened up and enlightened by Paula Rego’s beacon of creative autonomy and freedom.
We feel the programme is therefore, as much an atmospheric companion for the retrospective, as it is a tribute to Paula Rego’s deep, and long lasting influence in cutting through the thick air of Portugal’s “dusty” legacy of political dictatorship at many levels. Then and now, Paula’s fearless art touches, enlightens and expands.”
The Portuguese Conspiracy is an independent creative platform designed to promote and empower contemporary Portuguese creativity in the UK.
Supported by Camões Institute.
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