If you decide to visit Portugal be sure to include the Schist Villages region in your itinerary. You’ll be doubly fortunate if you happen to be there during the X JAZZ festival.
I visited the schist villages and caught X JAZZ this past week but then they say I was born with the silver spoon in my mouth.
Evan Parker, the great British saxophone player, directed a one-week workshop for musicians and concerts took place in several villages around the region, as part of this year’s edition. A eulogy to art, ecology, entrepreneurship and social responsibility, proving that utopia is possible.
Ask for information about the next X JAZZ here and be sure to attend it.