On Friday night at the Cineteatro in São Bras Rotary Club Estoi Palace International were delighted to host a Bob Dylan Tribute Concert to raise funds for the Centro Comunitario de Estoi to assist with food distribution to those in need and to assist other Rotarian charities. The first act was supported by 3 young singing girls from the Jovens and Natureza Associaco in Sao Bras ably assisted on two guitars by Joao Caetano and Paul Carter and on the piano by their singing teacher Irina. Isabella, Lara and Maize treated us with their version of the Sound of Silence followed by an energetic solo from Isabella Robinson. This was followed by an enthusiastic group of musicians and singers calling themselves Rattle “N” Strum – performing for the first time in public. A diverse group of 13 music friends convened by the Ukulele-playing Rotarian, Uwe Jonsson, treated us to an eclectic mix of songs from different genres much enjoyed by the audience.
The main act of the evening performing the Bob Dylan Tribute were Boris Buggerov, Acoustic guitar, Harmonica and Vocals, together with Guillermo Martins on Electric guitar. These very talented musicians entertained the audience with a mixture of Bob Dylan songs, old and new, to the highest standard.
The Master of Ceremonies, Rotarian Kent Ringborn, kept the evening moving along and RC Estoi Palace President Robin Wilson said a few words about Rotary and how it supports the local community. Kent presented Natacha Nowak co founder and Vice President of the Jovens and Natureza Associacão with a bouquet to thank her for all the hard work and effort she had put into helping organise the concert which raised over 1300 euros. Part of the raised funds will be confirmed to the Director of the Centre, Dora Luis, on the 14th of June, when she comes to the Estoi Palace Rotary Club to give a presentation about the work the Centre carries out.
Rotary Club Estoi Palace is very grateful to the Camara of Sao Bras for the use of the venue and all the help and support they gave us. Our next fund raising event is to support Refood on the 28th of May at the Catering Collegel in Faro.