On that day, organised in association with the Arte Institute, in addition to Fado Bicha and Surma, in a DJ set, Brazilians Ney Matogrosso and Francisco, el Hombre will also perform, according to information available on the City Parks Foundation website. The show is free of charge.

According to the Arte Institute, “the invitation for Surma to take the SummerStage stage in New York arose from the artist’s participation in the RHI – Revolution Hope Imagination initiative, an event organized by the Arte Institute in 12 cities in Portugal, which aims to reinvent the dialogue between art & business, culture & tourism, and create bridges between Portuguese artists and world projects”.

This week, the Arte Institute promotes two other “major events to celebrate Portugal and contemporary Portuguese culture” in New York: the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival and the Portugal no SoHo initiative.

The 12th edition of the film festival starts today at Lincoln Center – Howard Gilman Theater.

This year, “the festival's official selection is made up of nine short films by Portuguese directors and includes animated, fiction and documentary films”.