Ana Moura, Fadista Extraordinaire
One of the most recognizable voices in modern Fado music, Portuguese songstress Ana Moura has become a national treasure through her fearless exploration of the traditional genre, fusing it with pop music flirtations and widening the scope of the art of the Lisbon song's reach to international audiences. Don't miss the fadista as she brings her bittersweet melodies and emotive, heart-wrenching performances to US shores this year.
A voice apart, Ana Moura possesses a deep, sensual timbre that masterfully evokes the feeling of suadade (longing or yearning) that Fado music is built on. Yet the celebrated performer isn't afraid to experiment with upbeat tempos and foot-stomping grooves, playfully bending genres with party songs that show another side to Fado and marking her as part of the national tradition's new guard. Don't miss this chance to dance the blues in the company of this effervescent diva.