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Rivoli hosts the Eurovision philosophical Song Contest this weekend
The Eurovision philosophical Song Contest was created by Massimo Furlan and Claire de Ribaupierre, with the goal of combining thought, reflection and entertainment, which are so characteristic of the popular Eurovision song contest. 

The event debuted in Lisbon and will now be held in Porto, on 2nd and 3rd October, at the Rivoli. The purpose is to lead to a debate towards the meaning of pop songs and identity issues underlying European countries, as well. Eleven thinkers of eleven countries were challenged to write songs that would mirror the relationship between humanity and major philosophical issues.

Researcher and university teacher José Bragança de Miranda is the writer of the Portuguese song. Each song is sung in the original language of the author and are assessed by a local jury. In Porto, the jury includes eminent names such as Pedro Santos Guerreiro, Manuela Azevedo, Flávio Almada, Rogério Nuno Costa, Isabél Zuaa, Maria Manuel Mota and Ana Deus. The show is presented by Catarina Furtado.

Sessions take place this Friday and Saturday, at 9pm and are targeted to people over the age of 14.

The ticket price is 12 euros, and can be purchased online or at the ticket offices of Rivoli and Campo Alegre.