David Cruz x João Pina

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Open-Air Amphitheatre Gulbenkian Garden

David Cruz is an artist and producer of Cape Verdean descent, whose work spans various fields and styles, intersecting Hip Hop, Rap, Zouk, and R&B. He was part of music projects like TLDreamz and served as a stage vocalist for Sam the Kid, collaborating with Nigga Poison, DJ CruzFader, Dino D’Santiago, Diego Miranda, Villanova, and Richie Campbell. In addition to composing for other artists, David Cruz has released his own album, Noite Sem Fronteiras (2013), and is now preparing his new EP.

João Pina started his career in 2005 after participating in a talent show. He had two original bands (Jahvai and The Agency) and performed with names like Nu Soul Family, Paulo de Carvalho, Anselmo Ralph, NGA, Agir, and Matay, both in Portugal and abroad. His first solo EP, Memórias (2021), filled with Soul and R&B, features collaborations with Sir Scratch and Amaura. He is currently working on his next project.

This duo emerges with a fusion of styles, stories, journeys, and musical influences, presenting together each other’s songs.

Summer Garden

This event is part of the Summer Garden programme, which welcomes an eclectic group of artists from various cultural and musical backgrounds. Curated by Lisboa Criola and Dino D’Santiago. More info


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