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Sounds Of Portugal: A Night of Fado With Joana Amendoeira And Duarte

2017 Sounds of Portugal

Joana Amendoeira is one of the best-known fadistas today, with nine highly acclaimed CDs and critical recognition from the Amália Foundation, among others. Photo by Miguel Estima

Joana Amendoeira


The UMass Lowell Saab Center for Portuguese Studies, in partnership with Portuguese / American Cultural Exchange (PACE), hosted “Sounds of Portugal: A Concert by Joana Amendoeira and Duarte”, at the Durgin Concert Hall, on Friday November 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Joana Amendoeira is considered one of the most important singers of the “new generation” of Fado. Born in Santarém (Ribatejo), Portugal, Amendoeira won first prize at Grande Noite do Fado do Porto when she was 12 years old. She has gone on to release nine albums and garner many prizes—including “Best Fado Album 2008” from the Foundation Amalia Rodrigues—and has toured all over the world. Her latest album, “Muito Depois” (Long After), explores the deepest traditions of Fado—a music form recently recognized by UNESCO for its cultural uniqueness—through contemporary lyrics that speak to the rhythms of love and loss. This will be her first official U.S. visit.

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Duarte is a singer, musician and lyricist, who was recently featured on Public Radio International. Photo by Fernando Zarco


Duarte is an award-winning singer-songwriter. Born in Évora, Portugal, Duarte released his third album, “Sem Dor Nem Piedade” (Without Pain or Pity), in 2015, drawing broad acclaim for its exploration of Fado’s darker subtexts paired with a steadfast belief in the Duarte’s music has been celebrated in The New York Times, the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper and on National Public Radio and Public Radio International. He has performed extensively in Europe and returns to UMass Lowell after a great performance here in 2014.

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Flyer for event: Sounds of Portugal: A night of fado with Joana Amendoeira and Duarte. Joana is one of the best-known fadistas today, with nine highly acclaimed CDs and critical recognition from the Amália Foundation, among others. This will be her first official US visit.  Duarte is a singer, musician and lyricist, who was recently featured on Public Radio International.

Joana and Duarte will be accompanied by two top-flight musicians: Pedro Amendoeira on the Portuguese guitar and Tiago Silva on the viola. Both are veterans of the fado, having played extensively within Portugal and internationally with artists such as Mariza, Maria da Fé and Camané.

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For questions, contact the Saab Center at 978-934-5199.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Amália Rodrigues Sponsor ($5,000)

  • John M. Mello Jr., Esq.
  • Mark and Elisia Saab and Family

Mariza Sponsor ($2,500)

  • Nancy L. Donahue
  • Silva Bros. Investments Inc.

Ana Moura Sponsor ($1,000)

  • Couto Management Group
  • Gilda and Fatima Bettencourt
  • McDonough Funeral Home
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Maria and John Porto Jr.
  • S & F Concrete Contractors Inc.
  • Frank and Diane Sousa
  • Sousa Realty & Development

Carlos do Carmo Sponsor ($500)

  • DRM Solutions
  • Enterprise Bank
  • Greener Group
  • Lowell Tooth Docs
  • Luso-American Financial-A Fraternal Benefit Society
  • Primo Liquors
  • Trinity EMS

Alfredo Marceneiro Sponsor ($250)

  • Maria Correia
  • Maria D. Cunha
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Federal Carpet & Flooring
  • Albert M. Gala
  • K & B Liquors Inc.
  • Roark Law Office P.C.
  • Rocco's Restaurant Group
  • Helena A. Santos-Martins, M.D.
  • UMass Lowell Department of Plastics Engineering

This event proudly sponsored by:

  • The Law Office of John M. Mello Jr. specializing in law for the Portuguese-speaking community.

    The Law Office of John M. Mello Jr., Esq.

  • Couto Management Group owns and operates more than 60 Dunkin Donuts Stores in Massachusetts, the greater boston area and cape cod.

    Couto Management Group

  • Bettencourt Dd Corporation, which also operates under the name Dunkin' Donuts, is located in Dracut, Massachusetts. This organization primarily operates in the Doughnuts business / industry within the Food Stores sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 25 years.

    Gilda and Fatima Bettencourt

  • Funeral home located on Highland Street in Lowell, Massachusetts.

    McDonough Funeral Home

  • DRM SOLUTIONS Contractor & Building Maintenance providing Residential Commercial General Construction, Property Management Services, Apartment & Shared Unit Rentals and more.

    DRM Solutions

  • Enterprise Bank, a full-service commercial bank and personal bank, is locally owned and managed, serving the needs of individuals, non-profits and nd individuals that we welcome, not just as our customers, but as our neighbors.

    Enterprise Bank

  • Greener Group is a family owned and operated business that originally opened its doors to commercial and residential customers in 1990. Thanks to the continued loyalty of our clients, we have expanded to 6 divisions, providing a full range of services including excavating, landscape construction, hardscape, landscape management, snow management, and commercial cleaning.

    Greener Group

  • Luso-American Financial is a Fraternal Benefit Society, the premier provider of life insurance products and fraternal services. With roots tracing back to 1868, through our network of fraternal councils and lodges, "LUSO" as we are affectionately known, has been helping generations of families thrive by promoting the fraternal, civic, cultural, social and educational ideals of the communities we live in.  In a nutshell, LUSO is a world where Family Values prevail - a world where we Stand by and Believe in our Young People and ultimately a world where the Portuguese Language & Culture are kept alive for Future Generations.

    Luso-American Financial-A Fraternal

  • Federal Carpet and Flooring has been satisfying customers’ flooring needs since 1991. With more than 25 years of experience, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you enhance your home without emptying your wallet. Our budget-friendly flooring options are guaranteed to be the perfect fit in any room.

    Federal Carpet & Flooring

  • Rocco's Restaurant & Bar 193 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887. Since its opening on July 4, 1940, Rocco's has been a family tradition. If you are looking for a quality Italian restaurant with great food and generous portions, Rocco's is the place. Please stop by and join us for lunch, dinner or special event

    Rocco's Restaurant Group

  • New England Gutter Kings, Inc. cleans, repairs and installs seamless gutters for residential and commercial customers.

    New England Gutter Kings, Inc.

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    UMass Lowell Department of Plastics Engineering