Regional Tourism and Culture Secretariat invites you to get to know more about the representation of Music in the regional artistic-cultural heritage by visiting our museums and cultural spaces.
October 1st 2023 – World Music Day
Quinta das Cruzes Museum
Address: Calçada do Pico, nº1, 9000-206 Funchal
Mechanical musical instrument
Fabricated by Limonaire Frères, serial no. 3151
Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu
Address: Calçada do Pico 2, 9000-206 Funchal
Dress and shawl
Chiffon, satin and silk dress
Designed by Amália Rodrigues and manufactured by her personal dressmaker, Ilda Aleixo
“Madeiran flowers led me to the goddess of Fado. I met her on one of her trips to Brazil, aboard “Vera Cruz”. I met her many times afterwards and, from time to time, I sent her flowers. She preferred wildflowers.
This emblematic dress was placed here as a tribute to a land she loved so much.”
João Carlos Abreu
Frederico de Freitas House-Museum
Address: Calçada de Santa Clara 7, 9000–036 Funchal
Siliceous ceramic tile, molding
Iran (Qajar dynasty), 1865-1885
Madeira Photography Museum – Atelier Vicente's
Address: Rua da Carreira 43, Avenida Zarco 21, 9004-600 Funchal
Pilgrims at Senhor Bom Jesus arraial
6.1 x 6.5cm | Simple negative, film | Gelatin and silver salts
Ponta Delgada (Madeira), 1958-09
Madeira Ethnographic Museum
Address: Rua de São Francisco 24, 9350-211 Ribeira Brava
Polychrome wood, scallop cane and string
José Camacho builds musical instruments (essentially percussion) in scallop cane, wood and other raw materials, maintaining tradition in an innovative way.
Being "reco-reco" the generic term that identifies this musical instrument, which has only a rhythmic function, is popularly known on the island of Madeira, as “reque-reque”, “raspadeira” or “rebeca de cana ”.
It belongs to the category of friction idiophones and is made up of two scallop reeds: a toothed one, larger, and a smaller one, with a cut up to half of its surface, which, when scraped over the toothed part of the other, produces sound.
In the construction of this unique "reco-reco", which was incorporated into the museum's collection in 1997, the craftsman, using his creativity and taking inspiration, according to him, from instruments with a similar morphology, which he encountered in some municipalities in the Region, replaces the toothed cane with an anthropomorphic figure in polychrome wood.
Aposento Manor House
Address: Rua Dr. Manuel Escórcio 22, 9240 - 101 Ponta Delgada, São Vicente
Musician boy (nativity scene figure)
Sculpture in faience and painted with gouache
Statuette of a musician boy singing and playing cymbals, part of a nativity scene. Standing on a raised base, he wears rolled-up trousers, a shirt with a round collar, a vest and a coat buttoned at the collar and a triangular-shaped hat on his head.
São Cristovão Manor House
Address: Caminho de São Cristóvão 26 - Caramanchão, 9200-420, Machico