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Lusofonia with Fernando de Freitas

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Life, music and culture from the Portugese speaking world.

Lusofonia is a weekly radio show aired live between 1-2pm AEST each Friday on Bay FM 99.9 in Byron Bay Australia and online worldwide on

It is hosted by Fernando de Freitas, a former Journalist, Broadcaster, Program Maker, and Presenter at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

The English-speaking program showcases and celebrates the life, music and cultures of the Lusophone or Portuguese language world. 

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Through a mix of diverse music, interesting discussion, interviews, stories, news, and events, the program entertains and informs Lusophones in the diaspora and Lusophiles alike, as well  as the general community - especially people interested in culture, history, politics, music and world affairs.

Lusophones are people who speak the Portuguese language, either as native speakers or as learners. "Luso" derives from the Latin word for the ancient area known today as Portugal, Lusitania. "Phone" comes from the Ancient Greek word phōnē, meaning "voice".

There are about 280 milion Portuguese speakers worldwide, making it the sixth most spoken in the world. Countries that are part of the Lusosphere include:

·       Angola

·       Brazil

·       Cape Verde

·       East Timor

·       Equatorial Guinea (Guiné Equatorial)

·       Guinea-Bissau (Guiné-Bissau)

·       Macau, China

·       Mozambique

·       Portugal

·       São Tomé and Príncipe


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