Behind the scenes of “Porto, please don't stop the music"

Producer Alexander Damiano Ricci invites April Clare Welsh to discuss her work as a reporter and scriptwriter for the previous podcast episode “Porto, please don’t stop the music”. April Clare Welsh recalls how she got in touch with an underground music community and hub in Porto, called STOP. She also talks about the systemic deficiencies of public funding in the cultural sector in Portugal, highlighting differences and similarities between cultural sector in Portugal and in the UK.


About April Clare Welsh

April Clare Welsh is a freelance journalist based in Portugal, but she was born in the UK. She moved to Portugal five years ago to cover cultural issues.


Credits and staff

The second season of Europe Talks Back is produced in partnership with Sphera Network, the first network of independent media in Europe to reinvent the media space and paint a new picture of the continent through impactful, unbiased, raw, and authentic stories.


The producers of Europe Talks Back are Maria Dios and Alexander Damiano Ricci.


The host of this episode is Alexander Damiano Ricci.


Sound editing and mixing is by Jeremy Bocquet.


The executive producer of Europe Talks Back is Alexander Damiano Ricci.


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