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.

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2 thoughts on “Music from Portugal – Carlos do Carmo and Bernardo Sassetti

  1. absolute stunner! Fado is really not my kind of music – Carlos do Carmo is The Voice! Sassetti was a genius who died tragically as a if he was a fado character himself – José Afonso needs no words to describe his tribute to Portuguese music. The video is fantastic. Thank you for posting it – it made my day. Breathtaking!

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