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Lisbon was once the center of a vast empire connecting Brazil in the west to Macau in the East. Though that empire crumbled bit by bit over centuries, Lisbon remains an important point on the map in the former colonies and the city is a vibrant and culturally diverse place thanks to this fact.
In Mouraria, a historic, central district of windy cobble-stoned streets below the castle, you might catch a whiff of Cape Verdian cachupa cooking on a stovetop and hear some Angolan kizomba music thumping from an open window. You’ll see laundry hanging to dry alongside scaffoldings of buildings being renovated. Mouraria is still one of the most diverse parts of the city, but it is in transition as Lisbon undergoes major redevelopment.
This event, produced by Culinary Backstreets in conjunction with Atlas Obscura’s “Obscura Day,” is part of an effort to celebrate the diversity of Lisbon and support its existence in Mouraria. This street party will feature live music and foods from the communities that live in neighborhood. Our partner and host for the night, Renovar a Mouraria, is a community center serving the needs of Mouraria’s residents. All proceeds for this event will be donated to Renovar a Mouraria.
Ticket includes: Exclusive access to the Afro-Lisbon buffet including culinary specialities from Mouraria’s diverse communities. Live performance by Chalo Correia and his band, a leading Angolan musician in Lisbon. There will be a cash bar at the event. According to municipal regulations, the concert must end at 9PM, but the event may continue until 10PM.