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 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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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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