The Cante and the wine: revisiting places of conciciality between tradition and innovation

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Traditionally, Cante and wine appear associated because in these conviviality places called taverns, where the most genuine Cante, sung in improvisation, still exists today.
The tavern constitutes a sociological reality, with its authenticity, which promotes conviviality and socializing, where a relatively young audience is a privileged vehicle in the non-formal diffusion of Cante.
As we experienced some of these moments of gathering, we were challenged to know these places better. Thus, we proposed to undertake this task with the support of a survey, without the intention of being an exhaustive survey, only indicative, in representative places, presenting records with rigorous information, carried out in eight establishments, in a universe of 60 respondents, in four municipalities in the Alentejo and the Diaspora.
We tried to understand the characteristics of these places, whether they were restored according to the original design or suffered adulteration? Who are the regulars, the most representative age groups, the predominance or not of the male presence, place of birth, and residence? To what extent do they fulfill their role as places for conviviality and exaltation of the senses? The dialogue between the Cante and the wine in these traditional places and the innovation path undertaken to rescue identity self-esteem has enabled a new prestige and social status to these places of conviviality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTradition and innovation
EditorsMaria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780429297786
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
Event6º Congresso Internacional Multidisciplinar PHI 2020
: Tradição e Inovação
- Faculdade de Arquitectura – Universidade do Porto (FA-UP), Porto , Portugal
Duration: 8 Oct 202010 Oct 2020
Conference number: 6

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PublisherCRC Press


Conference6º Congresso Internacional Multidisciplinar PHI 2020
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  • Taverns
  • Cante
  • Wine
  • Tradition
  • Innovation


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