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barroque

The baroque is considered the style related to absolutism and Counterreformation, characterized by an exuberant splendour, and a degree of excess related to the form and a horror vacui. The baroque movement pervaded society at large, achieving a very special place next the ruling classes. However, in a society with great mobility such as Madeiran …

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flowers of may (cultural group association)

This association, initially founded by Crisóstomo Teixeira do Livramento, in Porto da Cruz, started as a group of string players jokingly called Flowers, and later, Flowers of May, mainly made up by middle-aged members. This group has played versions of successful national songs, for the enjoyment of the audience coming from the neighbouring areas of …

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the association of friends of inclusive art

The Association of Friends of Inclusive Art – Dancing with Difference was established in Funchal, in May 2007, as an initiative of Henrique Amoedo. Its main objective is the promotion and use of different artistic languages to act as a means of social inclusion for people with disabilities and others, integrating artistic, educational and therapeutic …

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gaula

Beyond commercial activities the “reach-me-down” operators were also important concerning the news spread across the island. The woods taken from the mountains were shipped at the old pier of Porto Novo, the same valley that served as scenario for the battles between liberals and absolutists in the 19 th century seen by whoever would be …

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