FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo

FMM Sines – Festival MúSicas Do Mundo

FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo

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FMM was created in 1999 with the intent of giving a new and fresh use to the town’s castle. The monument was the birthplace of Vasco da Gama, and the festival, showing the diversity of musical expressions in the world, follows and remembers the intercultural revolution brought about by the navigator’s travels. Today, the festival goes beyond its original physical boundaries and way beyond any kind of historical justification. The philosophy is to bring people together through the emotion of discovering new music from other cultures.

Music style

From world music to jazz, from folk to blues, from tango to reggae, from classical music to fusion.


The festival takes place in Sines’ historical centre (the Castle, Sines' Arts Centre and the beach) and the village of Porto Covo, 13km south of Sines. All the venues are outdoors, except for the Arts Centre. The Castle holds a maximum of 6,500 people, Porto Covo 8,000 and the Beach Stage 15,000.


Since 1999, the total audience of FMM amounts to 240,000 people. Shemekia Copeland, Omar Sosa, Taraf de Haidouks, Black Uhuru feat. Sly & Robbie, Hedningarna, Kronos Quartet, The Skatalites, Tom Zé, Femi Kuti, Hermeto Pascoal, Marc Ribot, KTU, Master Musicians of Jajouka, Trilok Gurtu, Toumani Diabaté, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Mahmoud Ahmed and Gogol Bordello are some of the highlights of the programme.


FMM has received abundant praise from the press and the artists alike. In 2000, Jacques...
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