Rock in Rio Lisboa: the hurricane of Ivete Sangalo, the XL video of the Black Eyed Peas and the most eclectic street in the city – Showbiz

“I wanted to stay here with you for another five, six, until tomorrow morning,” confessed Ivete Sangalo towards the end of the concert, capping another inevitable return to the City of Rock. The feeling was bound to be mutual, given the stir the Brazilian proved to continue to arouse with the very loyal Portuguese public.

Throughout its nine editions, Rock in Rio Lisboa has always summoned the former singer of Banda Eva (in 2016, it even summoned her more than once, when the singer replaced Ariana Grande), to the point that the festival and the Bahian artist have become inseparable.

In 2022, the collaboration shows no signs of fatigue. Ivete Sangalo brought the energy, the dedication and the successes that were expected of her (“Abalou”, “Sorte Grande”, “Eva” or “Arerê”), shooting them alongside a group, a choir and dancers who reinforced the feeling of constant adrenaline.

Ivete Sangalo

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The party was completed with a virtual duet with Gloria Groove or colorful geometric shapes on stage and screen animations in the background, but the biggest special effect of a show from the singer is her- same: a finding that almost no one will dispute, more or less identifying with music that does not end in ax (and for many, the artist is the queen of the genre) or MPB declination. Funk drove more effusive moments, sometimes complemented by nods to more danceable electronics, in another certificate of professionalism that helped make a return to rock town almost certain. Then comes the tenth edition…

There are lights that never go out

The other singer performing under her own name on the Mundo stage, Ellie Goulding, did not have such an impact, although she managed to leave a good part of the audience with their arms up and with the light. of the cellphone lighting up the venue – in the spot that once belonged to lighters – in “Love Me Like You Do” (a song that took further flight as part of the soundtrack to the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey”) .

Ellie Goulding

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Reserved for the end of the concert, it was, along with “Lights”, one of the moments that attracted attention at a time which for many would have been the most appropriate for dinner – after the performances of David Carreira and Ivete Sangalo and before the appearance of the headliners of the Black Eyed Peas.

“Maybe you know this one, sing along with me,” the Briton urged ahead of “Burn,” another example of her electronic pop that helped make the home stretch an audience’s most-loved segment. composed of many teenagers (especially female) in the front rows.

Closing the night on the Mundo Stage, the Black Eyed Peas took the profusion of illuminated cellphones to another level as they returned to the City of Rock (which they hadn’t visited since 2004). With a new single in the bag, “Don’t You Worry”, collaboration with Shakira and David Guetta (both highly appreciated by will.i.am), old themes revisited, a nod to Corona classics (“The Rhythm of the Night”, integrated in “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”), Madonna (“La Isla Bonita”, recalled in “Mamacita”) or White Stripes (“Seven Nation Army”) and did not avoid new mixes in Latin mode, taking advantage of the rise of reggaeton.

Black Eyed Peas

Credits: Claudia Lobo

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Credits: Claudia Lobo

This time without Fergie, who left the group in 2017 to devote herself to motherhood, the Americans introduced the Portuguese public to J. Rey Soul, the new singer, welcomed without reservation in a packed room to the sound of “Boom Boom Pow”. . will.i.am, particularly communicative, thanked the group for its support in the two formations, praised the phase “pure freedom and happiness” of Britney Spears (with whom he collaborated on “Scream & Shout” and “Work Bitch “) and never dropped his mobile phone, with which he filmed the show for live streaming on his Instagram account.

“Pump It” (theme that incorporates the boiling “Misirlou”, by Dick Dale, immortalized in the soundtrack of “Pulp Fiction”), accompanied by pyrotechnics, was one of the most applauded first moments, followed later by “Where is the love?” or “I Got a Feeling” (strangely repeatable) as other membership peaks.

If the effect of these singles was already expected, the surprise came when will.i.am offered to return to “Don’t You Worry”, this time to see the video again. “Let’s sit down as if we were a family,” he said. And so he did, alongside apl.de.ap, Taboo and J. Rey Soul, singing the song while staring at the screen at the back of the stage. A moment of relative calm, combined with a marketing maneuver without great subtleties, which did not compromise one of the biggest cases of generalized adhesion of this edition of the festival so far.

Black Eyed Peas

Credits: Claudia Lobo

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When it is better to arrive early

And now for something completely different… From Miami to the City of Rock, Magdalena Bay presented her very particular approach to electronic pop, which was praised through several singles, three EPs and an album (“Mercurial World “, edited last year).

Singer Mica Tenenbaum and producer Matthew Lewin – who also played keyboards, guitar and bass live – appeared on the Rock Your Street stage accompanied by a drummer and offered songs as colorful as the clothes you ‘they were wearing.

Compendium of house, electro or disco flavored sweets, the line-up served singles like “You Lose” or “Dreamcatching”, in an alternation of themes sometimes whispered and insinuating, sometimes full-bodied and asking for a disco ball. “Three, four, down to the ground / Lose control, some more,” Tenenbaum urged on the inviting “Chaerie.”

Magdalen Bay

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credits: Rita Sousa Vieira – SAPO24 / MadreMedia

But unlike a crowded room, like the one on the eve at dusk (in the concerts of Sara Correia or Bombino), the group was greeted by a few dozen spectators at an ungraceful hour, starting at 3:30 p.m. But at least one of them, a serious contender for the eventual biggest fan trophy, danced along the stage throughout the show. The band win the festival’s best-kept secret award so far, proving they’re not just studio illusions and know how to bring their songs to the stage. Including a scene for an event that has rock in its name: Lewin grabbed the electric guitar on “Good Intentions” for an apotheotic finale, nothing less than the trepidation engineered by many headliners.

Much more popular, Bruno Pernadas’ show confirmed the diversity of Rock Your Street’s programming. And this eclecticism is also one of the characteristics of the cauldron of sound that marked the discography of the composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Lisbon. “Private Reasons”, the most recent album, released last year, continues the trend and was presented in the late afternoon, in the usual big band format in the approach to their live songs.

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Taking charge of the guitar, Pernadas was accompanied by six musicians, with a line-up that included winds (trumpet, saxophone, sometimes flute), bass, keyboards and drums, giving vocal protagonism to instrumentalists Margarida Campelo and Afonso Cruz. From jazz to tribal echoes, from exotic spices to flirtations with space disco towards the end (with the right to the vocoder), the performance showed a cohesive group, whose performance on stage is evident, and which did not lack applications for inside and outside doors.

With guitar and trumpet discharges generating some of the highest boiling points, in contrast to more languorous, soaring themes (and mostly instrumental, or often using voice as an instrument), the journey on which an expressive and self-interested would end with “Galaxy”. And despite the recurring eclecticism so far, there are still other galaxies to explore in this discography, underlined the musician in an interview with SAPO Mag.

Rock in Rio Lisboa 2022 returns on June 25 and 26 at Parque da Bela Vista. Duran Duran, Anitta, Post Malone, A-ha and Bush are some of the names performing on the second weekend of the festival’s ninth edition.

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