anthropology and material culture

Jorge Freitas Branco

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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teixeira, maria ascensão fernandes

In 1949, when she was 20 years old, Maria Ascensão Fernandes Teixeira joined the Folklore Group of the People’s House of Camacha, after being invited by António Martins Júnior. This would become her main occupation. Prior to that, she learned embroidery, crochet and sewing, having been a teacher and dressmaker. In the folklore group, she …

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