Carlos do Carmo, one of the historic names of fado, will receive a Grammy for his work next November . The decision was taken unanimously by the Governing Council of the Latin Academy (Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) and was communicated directly to the singer on the afternoon of Monday, June 30, and announced on Tuesday officially to the press. It is the first time a Portuguese receive a Grammy.
This song, “Cantigas do Maio”, was written by José Afonso. The piano is played by Bernardo Sassetti, who sadly died 2 years ago.
Anyone remember a band called Azeitonas? Well, Miguel Araújo, the singer of that band present us his new song with Inês Viterbo, a singer at the beginning of her career.
Tinariwen (plural of ténéré “desert”) is a band of Tuareg-Berber musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali.
Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim
The Weatherman is Alex Monteiro’s alter ego. He was born in 1979 in Porto. With 13 years old he composed his first song called “Waiting For The Sun”.
Born in 1990 in northeast of Portugal, Emmy Curl grew up with lot of interests in arts like music, painting, play and photography. She began to produce by her self all her songs in her father’s studio when she was only fifteen.
In the video clip both embody two souls trying to find themselves, but unable in their contrary worlds – countryside vs city
Both singing in English “It Took Me So Long”
Mundo Cão is an English rock band, formed in Braga in 2001, with the voice of actor Pedro Laginha and lyrics by Adolfo Luxúria Canibal.
“Anos de Bailado e Natação”
Rodrigo Leão is a Portuguese musician and composer, born in Lisbon in 1964. He began to be known through the bands “Sétima Legião” and “Madredeus”.
Slimmy is a Portuguese musician, real name Paul Fernandes, who uses the rock as a way of expression, namely the electro rock.
Um Anjo Como Tu
Celina da Piedade fell in love with the accordion in her childhood, and gaved her first concert at the age of 6, in Castro Verde (in the south of Portugal). Her entusiasm for traditional dance and music made her one of the most proliftic musicians in this area in Portugal. She participated in hundreds of balls and folk music workshops. She dedicates herself activelly to the study and promotion of the musical heritage from Alentejo. She’s a co-author of the book “Caderno de Danças do Alentejo”, edited by “Pé deXumbo” Association, and she’s a member of “Violas Campaniças” group.
Her beautiful song “Roubei-te um beijo”
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are an American indie folk band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2007.
The Morning Benders started in 2005 as a solo-project for Chris Chu. During that time, he spent his days studying music at the University of California, Berkeley whilst spending his nights recording songs from a laptop. As time passed, he formed a band with friends who he had met in UC Berkeley.