The Portuguese organisation Associação Renovar a Mouraria (ARM) is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Portuguese Constitution with concerts this Saturday, April 23, at 7 pm, in Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon.
The concerts are “dedicated to the fight against racism” and evoke “the equality in rights and duties” established in the Portuguese Constitution “regardless of people’s origin, ethnicity and race,” the organisers say in the event’s page on Facebook.
ARM organises Saturday’s event in partnership with Frente Anti-Racista (Anti-Racist Front, in English). The initiative includes concerts by SoulJah — a rap group from Cova da Moura area — and Guinean singer Iragrett Tavatas. In addition to the concerts there will also be a moment dedicated to poetry, with Brazilian poet Joana Angélica.
ARM was established in 2008, aiming to revitalise Lisbon’s Mouraria neighbourhood. It has been organising activities with the local community since then, in order to develop the neighbourhood culturally, socially, economically and in the field of tourism, “contributing to the effective improvement of the local living conditions,” the association states in its official website.