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Tom Sparks

Tom Sparks

Jardem da Estrela Lisbon

This garden was opened in 1873 and has a wonderful collection of exotic succulents and other plants.

Location   photo - 120mm holga analog by tom sparks


Tom Sparks

Seixal, PT

An example of beatiful decay.



Tom Sparks

Black$ea Não Maya Dj´s

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Music from the Barrio South of Lisbon

From across the Tejo river comes a "post modern music", frenetic, nosiey,  rhythmic and infectious this describes the music of three youg men from the ghettos south of Lisbon, known as Blacksea Não Maya. B.N.M release music via Lisbon's Príncipe record label. The three members of the collective live in the Cucena neighbourhood of Lisbon. Below is a link to a photo story about that side of Lisbon not seen by tourist or many locals.

Life on the fringe of society -

There are three ghettos in the southern outskirts of Lisbon which are occupied by the “Santa Casa Misericordia Seixal” (SCMS) institution: Santa Marta De Corroios, Quinta da Cucena Cucena and Quinta Da Princesa.

In the Corroios ghetto live 900 people, 120 registered families, mostly all are Africa immigrants from the former Portuguese colonies of Capo Verde, Guinea, Sào Tomé, Angola and Moçambique.

Here is a DJ set by B.N.M (Black$ea Não Maya Dj´s) downloadable for your enjoyment. Read more about these new artists at MixMag

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