Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

The Chamarrita & more: A Música Portuguesa a gostar dela própria

We love this video of the Chamarrita, a dance and music style in the Azores, nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. This one was shot on Pico Island by MPAGDP, which stands for a música portuguesa a gostar dela própria, a project created to celebrate and archive the variety of music made in Portugal.

What a wonderful project! There are many videos, almost all shot outside to create an energy for the music and to show the world as a giant stage.

We enjoyed these videos, as well: Pauliteiros de Miranda and É p’ra Amanhã:


There are so so so many other excellent videos to check out… and enjoy more Portugal in the archives.

via Rosa Pomar.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

The Westerly Morris Men celebrate the vernal equinox

Rion Nakaya

Grace Lehane plays her concertina for the cattle in Kilmichael Cork

Rion Nakaya

Zaouli de Manfla: The Zaouli dance of the Ivory Coast, West Africa

Rion Nakaya

A bagpipes & saw waltz: A música portuguesa a gostar dela própria

Rion Nakaya

The polyphonic singing traditions of the Baka Forest People

Rion Nakaya

Havana Bikes: The resourceful bicycle culture of Havana, Cuba

Rion Nakaya

R³bots by Marco Fernandes: Making robot toys from old electronics

Rion Nakaya

HEARD NY in Grand Central: Nick Cave’s Soundsuit performance

Rion Nakaya

Ken Yokochi plays Tama-Chan Snoa on accordion

Rion Nakaya