Noites d'Encanto in Cacela Velha

A celebration of Moorish heritage

Thu Jul 14th 2016 to Sun Jul 17th 2016 at 18:00 until 00:00
Algarve, Cacela Velha, Vila Real do Santo Antonio, Algarve
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Cacela Velha in Vila Real de Santo António, celebrates its Moorish heritage with a ‘Noites d’Encanto’ festival this July.

For four days, the town will come alive with ‘souk’ markets, tea parties, exhibitions, Moroccan food, music and dance. There will also be Gnawa music, a traditional genre from Morocco combining ritual poetry with traditional music and dancing, as well as tribal dances with fire, an Arab percussion instrument workshop, an oriental dancing workshop and performances by multi-instrumentalist Emilio Villalba at the local church.

There will also be a photography competition, challenging people to “capture the photo that best defines the event”.

Admission is free.

Check out the programme here - in Portuguese.