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That’s right, it’s Festival Iminente once again. It might not even be such a good idea to gather in the same place activists of an emerging and urban culture. But that’s the way we are, we like to do what we believe in. New music and new art. Restless and explosive lusophone culture. Manifestos for freedom of expression and human rights. Diversity. At the Panorâmico de Monsanto, from 19 to 22 September, where the future has always been made.


After making its way around the world – London, Shanghai and Rio de Janeiro – Iminente is now returning to Lisbon for four days of collective cultural intimacy, reflecting on the concepts of Identity and Diversity. And there’s nothing like returning home.


During the festival’s four days, music acts and visual artists, b-boys, performers, dancers and talks will make their way through its five stages. In all it’s over 100 artists from 11 nationalities; from the visual arts, performative arts, and music, established or upcoming talents, in an urban festival of art and music curated by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils and the Underdogs platform, co-organised with the Lisbon City Council.





Abdel Queta Tavares (GW) | AkaCorleone (PT) | Ana Aragão (PT) | Blac Dwelle (PT) | Colectivo RUA (PT) | Francisco Vidal (PT) | Gonçalo Barreiros (PT) | Herberto Smith (PT-STP) | Maria Imaginário (PT) | Rita RA (PT) | Sara Morais (PT) | Sosek X Kaur X Coxas X Thiago Nevs (BR) | Tamara Alves (PT) | Thunders Crew (PT) | Vhils (PT)



A Nossa Cena (PT) | A-WA (IL) | Apollo G (PT) | Badsista (BR) | Beatbombers (PT) | Blackoyote (PT) | Bulimundo (CV) | Cachupa Psicadélica (CV) | Chalo Correia (AO) | Classe Crua (PT) | Common (US) | David Bruno (PT) | Dealema (PT) | DJ Firmeza (PT) | DJ Nigga Fox (PT) vs. DJ Marfox (PT) | Deau (PT) | Fado Bicha (PT) | Filho da Mãe (PT) | Força Suprema (PT) | Fred (PT) | Holly Hood (PT) | It’s a Trap Experience with Oseias / Young Boda / Syl / Circa Papi / 20chatear (PT) | Jair MC (PT) | Jay Electronica (US) | Jibóia (PT) | Just Blaze (US) | Kappa Jotta (PT) | Kumar (CU) | L-Ali (PT) | La Familia Gitana (PT) | Lab.I.O. Slam LxPoetas (PT) | Large Professor (US) | Linn da Quebrada (BR) | Maddruga (BR) | | Mayra Andrade (CV) | Mike 11 (PT) Mohamed Lamouri (DZ-FR) | Mynda Guevara (PT) | OMIRI (PT) | Palheta Jazz Trio (PT) | Papillon (PT) | Pedro Mafama (PT) | Praso (PT) | Rafa G (PT) | Rizan Said (SY) | Scúru Fitchádu (PT) | Shaka Lion Special Act (PT) | Sreya (PT) | TRKZ (MZ) | Vado Más Ki Ás (PT) | Vinicius Terra (BR)



“Anita Escorre de Branco” by Odete (PT)
“Brazilian Strip” by Mariana Barros (BR)
“From submissive to political: the place of the black body in visual culture – part 2” by Melissa Rodrigues (PT-CV)
Iminente B-boys Battle (PT)
Orchidaceae (PT)



“±Nothing is for Free±” installation by ±MaisMenos± (PT)
“No centro do vazio há outra festa” by Rita RA (PT)



“Youth and culture: does the new generation feel it is represented in culture?” – curated by Gerador
“VIH and PrEP: public interest or pharmaceutical interest?” – curated by Fumaça
“Right to housing: can the people still live in the cities?” – curated by Fumaça
“Historical reparation: is it possible to pay off the debts of colonialism?” – curated by Fumaça


photo credits: Vera Marmelo & Nash Does Work