De Amalia A Mariza : Fados
Featuring Mariza . Oh Gente Da Minha Terra . Fernanda Maria . Viram Por Aí O Fado . Amalia Rodrigues . Povo Que Lavas No Rio . Misia . Saudades Symphoniques . Dulce Pontes . As Mãos Que Trago . Ana Moura . Primeira Vez . lor De Fado . Mafalda Arnauth . Cristina Branco . Água E Mel . Cesaria Evora . Sodade Live In Lisbon . Fado . Katia Guerreiro .
World Music Central : The essential element of fado music is “saudade,” a Portuguese word that translates roughly as longing, or nostalgia for unrealized dreams. Fado flowers from this fatalistic world-view. It speaks of an undefined yearning that can’t be satisfied.
San Francisco Chronicle : Lenita Gentil. An alluring woman with luminous eyes and a sweet smile, Gentil’s soul-stirring fado suggested operatic influences. The audience – mostly Portuguese, and familiar with every song – worshiped her.
Amazon : Very european,very nostalgic.I got two albums of Ana Maria Bobone.I like them very much.Her voice is more tender comparing with other fado singers.And her voice is so wonderful…best in the afternoon time.Highly recommended!
Accentronic Production : Doctor and musician, Katia Guerreiro is an unconventional Fado singer. Her suave and shining and way of singing shows an unshakable pride. Katia tell us : « I sing Fado to heal souls but I stay doctor to heal the human suffering ».
Joana Amendoeira : Nothing is distorted, nothing is dispersed, everything is transformed when we unconditionally believe in all the golden moments of the art that haunts and embraces us as a condition.
All This Is Fado : Unlike Amália, whose singing style was more commercial, Celeste will always be associated with a more traditional kind of fado, the so-called fado castiço: “It was [in Lisbon] that Portuguese ships set out in the fifteenth century to navigate the world,” she says, “and it was in the heart of a sailor that fado was born.”
Mafalda Arnauth : However, the entertainment world finally won her over, when she was in college, completing her 5th year of Veterinary School, just by chance, Mafalda Arnauth suddenly found herself transported into the world of the stage, recitals, and the fado music clubs, where she had grown up as an artist.
Mísia : She reintroduced the violin and accordion of the street fado she had heard as a child and brought in the piano accompaniment of the aristocratic salons of the 19th century, giving fado a full aesthetic makeover in both substance and form.