Azores

Cultural Connections - Pico Island

With this mesmerizing video, visit Pico, part of the Azorean archipelago of ancient volcanic islands located in the Atlantic ocean. On Pico, you feel the rich, fertile, potent power of the black earth. But the awe-inspiring forces that made all that black lava rock are unpredictable, and so on Pico, most people seek a connection with a comforting, protective divinity...and with each other.

Cultural Connections - Pico Island

Rafael Carvalho on the Viola da Terra & Traditional Music of the Azores

Learn about traditional Azorean music, its chief instrument the Viola de Terra, and Rafael's role in reviving Azorean roots music, almost extinguished by Fascism. Get a glimpse of the history behind the music's diversity and improvisation, and the faith & festivals of the Azorean lifestyle.

Rafael Carvalho on the Viola da Terra & Traditional Music of the Azores

Carina Costa of the Terra Nostra Gardens, Azores

Explore the Terra Nostra, Azores with BCD and Carina Costa who is a second-generation steward of Terra Nostra Gardens, a cultural landmark in Furnas village on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores. Soak up the history of this 200-year old garden set in volcanic crater & amidst therapeutic springs.

Carina Costa of the Terra Nostra Gardens, Azores