Music from Portugal – Kilindu

Kilindu is a portugese Latin, Latin Jazz , World Music, Fado , Afro Cuban band of six musicians. Pedro Duarte, João Pedreira, Quim Preto, Pantera Pitra, Ivan Pedreira, Tiago Simão conceived a musical bridge across continents from Europe (Portugal), to America (Brazil) and to Africa (Angola).  Now they’ve come together to create their own music, resulting in a very active online fan base working hard to spread the music. It’s their support allowing them to play gigs such as Optimus Alive 2013, where they supported the big bands like of Kings of Leon. Whether it’s Portuguese ‘Fado’ music, Cape Verde’s traditional ‘Morna’, Brazilian ‘Samba’ or Cuba’s ‘Habanera’, it is a blend of Latin jazz and Indie World Music traditions that serves their debut single well and makes them unique. Have a listen to their great single “O Que o Futuro Nos Traz”.

Music from Portugal – Samuel Úria & Tiago Bettencourt

Samuel Úria, born in 1979, is a portuguese musician. Together with Tiago Bettencourt, a Portuguese singer who was born in Coimbra, and now lives in Lisbon they are playing the wonderful song “Romagem à Lapa”:

Music from Portugal – The Weatherman and Emmy Curl

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”

 

Music from Portugal – Celina da Piedade

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”

Music from Portugal – Chave D’Ouro

Chave D’Ouro is a portuguese music group. They’re best known for their pop song “Pai da Criança”:

Music from Portugal – Tiago Bettencourt

Tiago Bettencourt is a Portuguese singer who was born in Coimbra, and now lives in Lisbon. Listen to his fantastic piece “Canção de Engate”: