With Matilde Cid, Pedro Moutinho and Sandra Correia
ARTISTIC DIRECTION – Amélia Muge & UGURU
What is REY FADO LISBOA? It is a celebration and evocation of the most important and most emblematic creations of Lisbon Fado, modern or classic, ancient or contemporary.
In the voices of some of the key young artists of Fado, REY FADO LISBOA is a voyage through the evolution of Fado, as heard through some of its most beloved classics.
It is also a sightseeing trip through Lisbon, the heart of this music, and its typical neighbourhoods like Mouraria, Alfama or Madragoa, where Fado was born and still lives in the narrow streets and community living. Like a serenade made to the St. George Castle overlooking the city’s celebrated seven hills and the Tagus river reflecting the sun while seagulls fly overhead, and to the popular celebrations of the patron saint Anthony with its smells of grilled sardines and manjerico.
REY FADO LISBOA is also a tribute and a memorial to the great voices born in those popular neighborhoods that made Fado what it is – like Amália Rodrigues, Alfredo Marceneiro, Hermínia Silva…
And it’s also a recreation of what an actual Fado night at a Fado venue is, with the various singers appearing in a carefully sequenced series of solo and ensemble performances, where the songs dialogue with each other, with the singers ending in a call-and-response sing-off improvising verses.
History, celebration, tribute, memorial, recreation – REY FADO LISBOA is all of that and more: a night of Lisbon Fado brought to your venue to make you feel like you were actually there.
Listen here preview of the concert:
Listen here to the repertoire that will be included in the ReyFado’s concert and will performed by Matilde Cid, Pedro Moutinho and Sandra Correia. This concert will also have a strong image component directed by the award winning filmmaker Leonardo António.
Please check here the official EPK of this project, directed by Leonardo António and commented by fado icon Mísia: