City of Coimbra Video

Bellow is a fantastic video that shows the city of Coimbra in Portugal. Although it served as the nation’s capital during the High Middle Ages, it is better-known for its university, the University of Coimbra, which is one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world. I studied in the University of Coimbra and I am currently very happy living in Coimbra.

Source: https://vimeo.com/26167826


Macadame debut EP

Yesterday I saw a concert by a band of Coimbra. They are called Macadame and consist of four boys and one beautiful girl. They sound like a fusion of traditional Portuguese music and several modern influences. With their music we can travel through the rural villages of Portugal without getting up from the sofa. They also have some influences from other Portuguese, recent, bands like Deolinda or Amor Electro.

I also enjoyed all the graphic and visual component of the concert. Were being projected multiple images and short films that complemented well the songs.

You can download, for free, the band’s debut EP at the following links: