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programmamarca on 09/27/2012 at 12:00PM

Marca Branca #2 - Morsa - Morsa

It is not every day that Portuguese language makes international headlines. However, next month (yes, October) Monocle edition seems to change that paradigm and Portuguese is not only a feature, but the major focus of the entire issue. With this said, we proudly announce that the first place of the inspirational list of cultural entities or personalities is taken by a netlabel.

Founded in 2010, ZigurArtists is not only a netlabel but also a collective whose members strongly believe art and information should be free. Under the motto "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life.", the community from Lamego aims for something greater than just releasing some records on the web every once in a while (something they also do). For the past couple of years, they have also produced one of the city's cultural highlights: the ZigurFest, a two-day music festival held in the end of August with some of the most exciting Portuguese acts, redesigning the old town cultural landscape for good.

"Morsa" is the fourth release coming from the Zigur family. It is also a one-man project headed by Manuel Guimarães where different influences and styles converge in a new genre of music and sensuality. With a soft mixture between downtempo and a sparkling psychedelic jazzy touch, the record is now also available here on Free Music Archive. Please, take your time to listen and share.

* Since 2008, Programa Marca Branca has been the only regular portuguese radio show exclusively dedicated to netaudio and free culture, with weekly podcasts and features on this digital universe.



katya-oddio on 09/27/12 at 08:19PM
Exciting news! Another great Portuguese netlabel is You Are Not Stealing Records.
whitemarketpodcast on 10/10/12 at 11:34AM
It is indeed! We'll probably upload some of their works later on. :)
katya-oddio on 10/10/12 at 01:06PM
They are already here on the Free Music Archive. Cheers to music of Portugal!
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