vasco da gama
Favorite thing: The navigator Vasco da Gama was born in Sines. Until the end of his life he claimed the county of Sines as the reward for his major feat: discovering the sea way to India. Is possible to outline an itinerary in Sines historic centre based on Vasco da Gama, the castle, his house and the historic center.
World Music Festival
Favorite thing: Every year, at the end of July, Sines holds a great world music festival, with renowned and newcomers from all around the world, like Femi Kuti, Pharaoh Sanders, etc...
Very nice atmosphere, beautiful setting in an old fortress.
The 2006 program is out: Tony Allen, Thomas Mapfumo, Trilok Gurtu, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and plenty more!
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Fondest memory: Femi Kuti concert at the 2004 edition of the festival.
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