The energy of music as a driver of social inclusion

The Galp Foundation and Ondamarela have once again backed the concert to promote social inclusion held by the Island of São Miguel Deaf Association at the 2021 Tremor Festival

Tremor is synonymous with love. The Azorean festival of music and warmth returned to São Miguel for the 7th time after a year´s break due to the restrictions arising from the pandemic.

There were five days of concerts, exhibitions and artistic performances between September 07 and 11, featuring the participation of numerous artists from the Island of São Miguel Deaf Association (ASISM), the Vila Schools Association, the Vila Franca Sports Association and the Vila Franca do Campo Singing and Serenading Group, all united at another special event. It should be pointed out that this is an unprecedented project that had already been on the Tremor bill in 2019, a success that gave rise to some of the most emotional images of this edition of the festival and a documentary that was awarded the M&P (Marketing & Advertising) Communication Prize in the Integrated Communication/Video category.

Backed by the artistic group Ondamarela with the support of the Galp Foundation, this pioneering initiative is based on the promotion of social inclusion through the energy emanating from music, exploring the participants' relationship with sound, space and the entire surrounding scenario of a concert. The experience also aims to raise the awareness of the general public and the media to the issue of deafness in a broad social perspective, in addition to demystifying the world of the deaf, which consists of people capable of watching and sensing music in the same manner as any other listener. See the video and the behind-the-scenes photo gallery to find out more about this extraordinary concert.


Tremor will be returning to the stages of the Azores from 05 to 09 April 2022.