b.leza 2007
author: Joost De Raeymaeker individual exhibition



The mythical disco/bar b.leza, located at largo do conde barão in Lisbon, closed its doors in the summer of 2007. It was located in the first floor of an old palace, and when the owner decided to sell it in order for a luxury hotel to be built in its place, Lisbon lost a unique place, where portuguese, africans and tourists from all over the world came to listen to the music and dance.

The various attempts of getting a new location for the project have failed until now, and the small projects that surfaced to fill the gap didn't really fill it at all. Here's a serie of photos of the atmosphere and of the many artists who made b.leza what it was. Come back soon, b.leza!

Text: Joost De Raeymaeker