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B.Leza back in town

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Legendary Lisbon African dancehall B.Leza, forced to become itinerant for several years, has finally found a new home, reports Publico. Sofia Saudade e Silva, one of two sisters who run B.Leza, said the new location remains hush hush for the time being. But she revealed the new venue is a stone’s throw away from its palace-like predecessor, near Largo Conde Barao, and closer to the River Tagus. So my guess is somewhere near the Ribeira municipal market and Igreja de Sao Paulo – if you know Lisbon.

B.Leza’s co-proprietor said she hopes the new establishment will be up and running by August. The club has operated out of a number of Lisbon locations recently including Teatro Sao Luiz, Musicbox and Teatro Bairro Alto. B.Leza is named after the eponymous Cape Verdean singer of morna, the West African islands’ take on Portuguese fado. Or is that the other way round?


Written by porkncheezer

May 13, 2011 at 8:21 am