- Adufmusica (Producer)
- Alexandre Diniz (Keyboards, accordion)
- Carlos Miguel (Percussion, adufões)
- David Leão (Winds)
- Ivo Costa (Percussion, adufões)
- João Correia (Percussion, adufões)
- José Peixoto (Compositions, arrangements, guitar)
- José Salgueiro (Compositions, arrangements, percussion, drums)
- Luís Delgado (Sound Engineer)
- Maria Berasarte (Vocals, special guest)
- Paulo Charneca (Percussion, adufões)
- Pedro Leston (Lighting Engineer)
- Sebastian Scheriff (Percussion, adufões)
- label:Adufmusica, Lda.
- type:Band, Composer/Songwriter
- gender:male, female
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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The ADUF show was first designed dued to an invitation from EXPO 98 to Jose Salgueiro, and was based on a percussion instrument, called adufe, made out of two boiled goat skins stretched in a square structure, that has been present in Portuguese folk music since early ages, particularly in women's traditional songs from Beira Baixa, an interior region of Portugal.
In the debut performance, it was important to link the past with the present, the folk's traditional use of the instrument, as well as its most contemporary approaches. The goal was to create timeless bridges, in order to get connections and sound contrasts. In the beginning, this modern approach and what still remains of the most pure Portuguese culture were mingled on the same stage, in a musical symbiosis between Jose Salgueiro playing enlarged "adufes" with more distinctive sounds than traditional ones and a group of traditional "adufe" players, from Monsanto (considered to be the one of the oldest and more typical villages of the rural Portugal).
Ten years after EXPO 98, the show couldn't simply be the same as in the beginning. Time passes by.
In 2008, Jose Salgueiro invites the composer and guitar player Jose Peixoto and the Basque singer Maria Berasarte.
The idea is to keep the same goal bridges, connections and contrasts between the old and the new "adufe" explore new paths, sounds, dialogues and artistic partnerships. That's why the use of media and new urban industrial rhythms is important, to testify the modernity.