WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts presents Portuguese Fado Star
Friday, November 7, 8pm, Berklee Performance Center
Boston, MA — World Music/CRASHarts presents Portuguese fado star, Ana Moura on Friday, November 7, 8pm at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Tickets are $37-$28. For tickets and information call World Music/CRASHarts at (617) 876-4275 or buy online at www.WorldMusic.org.
Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results. The BBC raves, ³her melancholic intimacy dominates the moment it sashays out of the speakers . . . setting a mood of mesmerizing sorrow.² Examiner.com called Moura¹s voice ³made for melodrama . . . aesthetically thrilling and emotionally heartbreaking.²
Fado (literally, ³fate²) is a type of Portuguese singing, traditionally associated with pubs and cafés, and is renowned for its expressive and profoundly melancholic character. Although the origins are difficult to trace, today fado is regarded by many as simply a form of song which can be about anything but must follow a certain structure. The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word saudade which symbolizes the feeling of loss (a permanent, irreparable loss and its consequent lifelong damage). The singer of fado speaks to the often harsh realities of everyday life, sometimes with a sense of resignation, sometimes with the hope of resolution.
Her fifth album Desfado was released in 2012 and features the legendary jazzman Herbie Hancock as a special guest. Hancock lent the sound of his Fender Rhodes to “Dream of Fire,” a composition written by Ana Moura and an undisclosed American friend. Ana also covers the Joni Mitchell track “A Case Of You.”
Since Desfado, Ana Moura has been touring around and world and at home in Portugal where she performed sold-out shows at the prestigious venues Coliseu dos Recreios, in Lisbon and Coliseu do Porto, in Oporto.
Friday, November 7, 8:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
Reserved Seating: Tickets, $37.00, $32.00, $28.00 (includes Berklee $1.00 restoration fee)
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