Talent | unit of currency in Ancient Greece. Aptitudes, whether natural or learned. Ingenuity, predisposition, skill. Talent has been called different things: All seem to point towards some ability or exceptional feat, intended to highlight excellence or a unique quality.
This issue of Portuguese Soul is dedicated to talent. Portuguese talent. To be honest, the theme isn’t exactly new. From the get-go, Portuguese Soul has wanted to show a country full of creativity.
From theatre to dance, from fashion to cuisine, with an eye on all kinds of cultural and artistic expression besides these, Portuguese Soul once again seeks to be a showcase for those fearless Portuguese who dared to think big and discover new worlds.
At a time in Portugal and Europe when the talk of re-industrialisation is again on the table and the theme of sustainability is inevitably part of the conversation, where do we fit in?
Now’s the moment for us, as a people, to drop the doom and gloom, once and for all. This is us doing our bit. To remind ourselves of what we once were, while focusing our attention on what really matters, celebrating what makes us what we are today. Only by doing this can we reinvent ourselves. Ultimately, it’s our roots and our values, as a country and civilization, that will allow us to grow and embark on new conquests.
— Paulo Gonçalves, Editor in Chief
Table of Contents
Choices With Soul
A Tribute to Portuguese Culture
What’s the Formula for Talent?
Hot New Talents
Back on Track
World Footwear Consumption Grows by 6% in 2022
Facts and Numbers
Shall We Dance?
The It Girl
Afonso Reis Cabral
Joana Duarte, Behén
Roses Are Red
The Many and Varied Lives of a Hairstylist
José Paulo: The Midas Touch
The Boy Who Would Be King
From the Small Screen to Adulthood
Marianne & Narciso
Vandoma: Timeless Ties
— PORTUGAL CHAPTER —
Délia de Carvalho
Bairro C: Reinterpreting the Past
Vale de S. Torcato
Eating in Portugal’s Birthplace
Tortas de Guimarães
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