Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 11am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed /// PLEASE NOTE: Our main lift is currently broken, please ask a member of staff for access to the secondary lift.

Document 2019 Lisbon Beat

Sat 26 October 2019

Lisbon Beat

Lisbon Beat is an exuberant documentary portrait of a city and its musicians, highlighting the innovative Afro-Portuguese music scene thriving on the outskirts of Lisbon. Cinematographer Vasco Viana and Lisbon-born, London-based DJ Rita Maia depict a vibrant and diverse community of musicians and producers, young and old, from Angola to São Tomé, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau - each establishing their relationship to this complex city.

Followed by a Q&A with Director and DJ Rita Maia.

This screening is presented in collaboration with The Unity Centre and Arika.

Lisbon Beat after party Club Night @ Stereo, Glasgow

RRRRRR! Dress to sweat and dance ‘till you drop with DJ sets from Lisbon Beat co-director and DJ Rita Maia and Príncipe Discos artist DJ Firmeza.

Rita Maia’s sets trace a path through a vibrant range of dance musics from across the world, with a focus on the influences of African sounds and Afro-Futurism; whilst Firmeza’s sound has hit new heights with the release of his new EP, Ardeu, which finds the artist delivering improvised “animação” vocals over his own hypnotic takes on kuduro and batida, as well as more abstracted explorations into percussive techno - or as Boomkat Records put it, “producing a form of mutant, minimalist techno, that counts as some of the most irresistible dance music on the planet right now.”

Stereo, Glasgow
Doors 11pm, £7 on the door



Rita Maia, Vasco Viana | Portugal | 2019 | 75m


In order to make Document more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price of £2-£8 for our events, with free tickets also available on the day from the festival box office. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID. And, if you would like to book a free ticket in advance, or make a group booking of free tickets, please feel free to get in touch via

We trust our audiences' honesty and hope that Document can be accessible for all whilst being supported to continue our activities in the future. For a rough guide on what to pay at our events, please visit our website.

Event Collection

Part of Document2019 #




3pm, £1/3/5/7 + £1 booking fee, Theatre
14+ accompanied by an adult / F-rated
Book online / 0141 352 4900