Os Zés Pereiras: uma cultura musical do Entre-Douro-e-Minho


Under the artistic direction of Nuno Dias, Tiago Manuel Soares and Napoleão Ribeiro, and with the support of the Direção Geral das Artes, the book Os Zés Pereiras: uma cultura musical do Entre-Douro-e-Minho was built on the testimonies of musicians from ten and a half groups of zés pereiras, several festers and several builders of drums and bagpipes.

With these testimonies, the authors were able to understand the functions of the numerous drumming groups in religious rituals, rites of passage, and other ceremonies in the Northwest Portuguese territories.

This investigation resulted in a work that contains more than five dozen drums in score and video, as well as references to numerous documentary and iconographic sources, collected over several years by the authors. This makes the publication a reference for the study of the history of this musical practice, popularized since the end of the Portuguese Civil War of 1830-1834, and which, in the mid-eighties, was already designated as zés pereiras in Portugal and Brazil.




Napoleão Ribeiro; Tiago Manuel Soares; Abel Andrade