2019 IPMA


Saturday, 7PM

MAY 18


TICKETS: $39 / $75 / $85 / $175* / $200*

*Includes a VIP package

VIP Packages 

  • One (1) Premium Reserved ticket
  • Official VIP laminate
  • Pre-show access to VIP lounge, including private bar and one (1) complimentary beverage
  • Early entrance into theater
  • One (1) ticket for entry to IPMA After-Party at Cotali Mar Restaurante, 1178 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA

2019 International Portuguese Music Awards

IPMA is an annual music awards show that recognized outstanding achievement in the music industry by artists of Portuguese ancestry. The show includes performances by prominent artists (to be announced in November), which have included Xutos e Pontapés, Miguel Angelo, Daniela Mercury, Roberto Leal. It is taped and later aired online an on TV networks locally and internationally. For more information, visit ipmaawards.com.

From the United States, Rebecca Correia, a Massachusetts-based, veteran singer-songwriter with over 200 songs to her credit. She co-wrote a song with four-time Grammy-winner Keb’ Mo’ who’s album was nominated for Best Americana Album at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards.

From France, Cordeone, a French-born Portuguese musician who after studying to learn accordion at the age of 9, went on to teach himself to play piano, classic guitar, Portuguese guitar, Brazilian percussion, drums, and the bass. His unique style borrows from Jazz, Fado, Brazilian music, Funk, Reggae and hip hop.

From Portugal, Sam the Kid, a Portuguese rapper and producer, considered to be one of the most important names of Portuguese hip-hop. This rap icon has been praised by critics since his first album in 1998 and has participated in projects such as “Orelha Negra” and “Mundo Segundo & Sam the Kid”.

From Brazil, Roberto Leal, recipient of the first-ever IPMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, he is one of the most popular singers among the Portuguese communities worldwide. He has sold more than 17 million albums, and has received 30 gold and 5 platinum records.

From Portugal, Rita Guerra, who started her recording career in the early 90’s and went on to make a name for herself on the stage of the famous Casino Estoril. She has been featured in Portuguese soundtracks of animated films such as “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid”. In 2003, she represented Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest.

From Portugal, João Pedro Pais, a singer-songwriter who released his debut album in 1997 and is now celebrating a 20-year career with 420,000 records sold to date. In 2004, he performed at the first edition of the Rock In Rio Festival in Lisbon, sharing the main stage with some of the greatest names in pop music, such as Britney Spears and Black Eyed Peas.

This production is a rental of The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. If you are interested in renting the theater, lobby or Member Lounge for a performance, event, meeting or conference, please contact Justin LaCroix at jtlacroix@zeiterion.org.