Alternative Music from Portugal

This week I will feature some great musicians from Portugal.  Rock music arrived in Portugal in the late 1950’s.  Portugal had a vibrant underground progressive rock scene in the 1970’s.  The scene hit mainstream in 1980 with the release of Ar de Rock by Rui Veloso, which was the first popular Portuguese rock album.  During the mid 80’s synth pop became more prevalent in Portuguese rock and the 90’s saw the rise of the punk rock scene.  Today there are many great alternative artists and a lot of them sing in English to gain international recognition.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marília
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 09:59:18

    Wendy!!! I’m so glad!!
    I remember so well hearing Rui Veloso singing “Chico Fininho”.This song was very successful in the 80’s


  2. Wendy
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 10:09:53

    Thanks Marilia. Portugal has some great music, I hope I can do your justice with the music I feature here this week 🙂


  3. Marília
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 10:27:32

    Reblogged this on Palavras Soltas and commented:
    Durante esta semana, neste blog, vai passar musica portuguesa 😉


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