International Women's day / by Alfonso Salgueiro

It's the 8th of March, a day every year I celebrate doubly, one for my birthday and one for all the women I admire, those who I know well and those I don't know at all. 

I am a firm advocate of women's rights and I am also convinced women who have managed to become brilliant and successful in the arts, science, sport, or in the fight for rights and equality play a key role in giving example to young girls and the rest of us. 

So here’s my small celebration of this day with some photographs taken during some of the best performances I have seen in the Philharmonie of Luxembourg.

It is a small selection of images but one that shows diversity of styles, cultures, age & ethnicity. Because art and womanhood know no cultural, age or ethnic barriers.

Ana Moura at the Philharmonie of Luxembourg

Ana Moura at the Philharmonie of Luxembourg

Fataumata Diawara @ Philharmonie of Luxembourg

Fataumata Diawara @ Philharmonie of Luxembourg

Omara Portuondo @ Philharmonie of Luxembourg

Omara Portuondo @ Philharmonie of Luxembourg

Janine Jansen #@ Philharmonie of Luxembourg

Janine Jansen #@ Philharmonie of Luxembourg