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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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 – Mathilde Larguihno

Don’t know more about this great Fado song, but maybe Marília does ;) . Listen to “O Xaile de minha Mãe”, really a delicious song:

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.

“Disse-te Adeus”