Discover the Fado Museum Digital Sound Archive

On June 2016, the Museu do Fado Digital Sound Archive was open for public enjoyment. That project responds to a growing interest from the general public, but also the Fado community awareness of the relevance of historical sound recordings. It also answers the academic interest on historical recordings. […]

August 30th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

Travelling through soundscapes with Phonambient

Phonambient project aims at sound recording and preserving, within a digital database that gives free access to characteristic local and regional sounds. […]

June 30th, 2016|Environment recordings, News|0 Comments

A Portuguesa, brief history of a national anthem

The Portuguese National Day is celebrated on June 10th, being dedicated to Portugal, to Camões and to the Portuguese Communities. The National Anthem was adopted after the Republic was deployed, in 1910, and its history goes back to the early 1890’s. […]

June 10th, 2015|Music, News, Sound categories|0 Comments

An Archive where living memories are kept

The project Mural Sonoro (“Sound Wall”) is a virtual archive where memories of Portuguese popular music take the stage: from musicians’ dialogues to composers and musical directors’ perspectives, from teachers to instrument builders. This is a place where you can find memory and music collections, talks and conferences, most of which are devoted to musical composition and interpretation. All of these collections will soon be accessible on Europeana thanks to the Europeana Sounds project. […]

May 5th, 2015|Music, News, Sound categories|0 Comments

First World War oral memories, a common heritage

The digital collection and preservation of oral memories – understood as a cultural heritage object as well as a historical source – is a part of the Institute of Contemporary History´s mission. […]

January 19th, 2015|News, Spoken word recordings|0 Comments

Sounds that can be storytellers

Audio contents are very useful historical sources. From oral testimonies to speeches, from traditional songs to the break out of revolutions, sounds are a part of our history, memory and culture. […]

October 8th, 2014|News, Spoken word recordings|0 Comments