Music from Portugal – Carlos do Carmo and Bernardo Sassetti

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.

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”