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PédeXumbo

National Network: 
Portugal
Address: 
Apartado 2195, 7001-901 Évora
Évora
Portugal
Telephone: 
+351 266 732 504
Fax: 
+351 266 732 504
E-Mail (2): 
Mobile Phone: 
+351 917 638 023
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
1998
Mission and Objectives: 

PedeXumbo is a cultural association that has been promoting popular dances and music in Portugal since 1998. The association was born of a small group of fellows’ longing to dance informally in a time when traditional dances were confined to productions staged by professional folk ensembles. The Association now hires five professionals, but it is backed up by a thousand volunteers to organise events all around the country, all year long. These events have the main purpose of restoring to popular balls its socialising role: we would like to see everybody enjoying dancing, witch ever style, sharing a moment together. Our events are meant to occur in tune with local people and habits, always with a care to environmental sustainability.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Our activities can be grouped in four main areas:
4. Festivals
2. Education
3. Rebuilding popular music
4. Regular Programme