A polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern Portugal.
The first group emerged in 1926 and consisted exclusively of men.
“Cante is a fundamental aspect of social life throughout Alentejano communities, permeating social gatherings in both public and private spaces. Transmission occurs principally at choral group rehearsals between older and younger members. For its practitioners and aficionados, cante embodies a strong sense of identity and belonging. It also reinforces dialogue between different generations, genders and individuals from different backgrounds, thereby contributing to social cohesion.”
An identity that identifies itself as a female group and connects an old tradition with the modern times.
Joining the elements, characteristic of cante alentejano, with the representation of the women who used and produced them, as they chanted this art.