Salema comes alive with seashore reside track

Within the stunning seashore village of Salema, there’s a venue which is bringing reside track to all each Sunday evening.

The venue is named the Blue Blues Observe, which its proprietor Ramona Hartlieb describes as “rather merely a track lounge created within the partitions of a 100-year-old, conventional Portuguese cottage within the historical centre of Salema”.

The speculation got here to Ramona all over the Covid-19 pandemic, when she made up our minds to shop for an outdated space in Salema and renovate it.

On the identical time, Ramona – whose major trade is in belongings control and gross sales ( – began developing movies wherein she showcased her artwork and creative images along side songs she discovered on YouTube.

Ramona items Salema Blue

After contacting the artists in the back of the tracks she selected, Ramona began webhosting on-line podcasts speaking about track with those very artists, a few of whom began appearing an passion in visiting Salema and appearing there.

That is how the speculation was once born to show one of the vital rooms of the home into a pleasing reside track venue, the place everyone seems to be warmly welcomed.

The ‘track lounge’ options blue velvet sofas, a piano from 1873 and plenty of different fascinating and far beloved tools, and hosts gifted musicians from in all places the sector along side native, home-grown ability.

There was a reside efficiency each Sunday at 5pm since April, regardless of what number of people are in attendance to peer it.

Blue Blues Note living room
Blue Blues Observe lounge

There is not any secret formulation to the choice technique of the artists who carry out there, she explains.

“I’m all about actual folks and actual musicians,” she says, including that the hot button is feeling attached to their track.

Ramona, herself an overly gifted artist, has a undertaking which is to specific and proportion her ideas via track and artwork combining along with her “love and lust for existence”.

“That is what conjures up me and makes my international move spherical,” she says. “I’m 100% satisfied that track, artwork and love have the ability to switch the sector and that it is sort of a smile … the one language to succeed in hearts and souls.”

Stunning views to enjoy the sounds of DJ TBY 1
Surprising perspectives to benefit from the sounds of DJ TBY 1

Salema Blue, a seashore track competition for all

The one problem is that Blue Blues Observe can handiest are compatible a couple of dozen folks inside of at a time. This is why Ramona made up our minds final 12 months to host a seashore track competition entitled ‘Salema Blue’.

The development was once held this 12 months for the primary time and can happen in 2023 between June 9 and 11 close to Salema seaside, bringing numerous nationwide and global acts to the Western Algarve village. Artists will span quite a lot of genres from Fado, Rock, Blues and Soul to Funk, Reggae and Space.

Ramona (second from left) with Naomi and The Raposeira Dub Collective
Ramona (2d from left) with Naomi and The Raposeira Dub Collective

Some of the showed acts up to now are Time for T, DJ TBY1, Naomi and the Raposeira Dub Collective, 5EX Band, Bratz Jehro & Band, Little Orange Blues, RamDam’s, Barry Johnson & Pierre Darmon with Bratz, Josephine Nightingale, David Dixon, A.Sofia Marques, Rafael Alves and Band, XhrisThomas, Jó Alice Braswell with native choirs and plenty of extra.

Day-to-day tickets will price €10 consistent with particular person and there can be a collection of food and drink to revel in (no longer incorporated in price ticket value).

Listed here are some ideas and messages expressed via guests who’ve performed at and skilled this very particular position:

“An international throughout the worlds to search out every different, to search out ourselves …. Merci.” Iris Johner

“Taking part in right here is solely natural magic and bliss, to have a non-public and intimate time with everybody! Mona, thanks 1 of a sort!” Chris Thomas

“We will have to be nearer, as a substitute we develop aside, – in bringing us in combination track holds the key phase. Mon, you angel of the humanities” Naomi Falcon / Raposeira Dub Collective

Tiago Saga (Time for T) and Ramona
Tiago Saga (Time for T) and Ramona

“Expensive Mona, thanks such a lot for having me for your magical house. Thanks for the air, introduction and LOVE you unfold on this international. I’ll without end consider this evening.” Shaya Avitan

“As time dissolves and paths develop, we fly with the float. Thanks, Mona, for developing this particular scene.” David (Dixon)

“Essentially the most intimate live performance on the planet! Thanks for webhosting us once more.” Ale Rista

“Coolest spot in Salema, the entire love for what you do. Obrigada.” Sophie Fillion

“That’s up for holding reside track alive” Tiago Saga / Time for T


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