Teresa Salgueiro’s new performance is both a celebration of her 12- year solo career and a call for awareness of the demanding challenges of real-world humanization.
The theme that gives name to the world tour is based on José Saramago’s poem “Alegria” (in “Provavelmente Alegria”, 1970), played by Teresa Salgueiro and premiered live in Mexico. The idea was to surprise the jour- nalist Pilar Del Río (José Saramago’s widow), who was present at the con- cert, and with whom Teresa maintains a close friendship.
For the singer, the theme reflects and reaffirms the right to Joy as a total enjoyment of life, which we all have a duty to provide to others and to im- plement in the world. At a time when, knowing the global social reality, so many injustices and breaches of freedom are recognized, Teresa conside- red important to declare Joy together as a manifesto.
In the age of digitization, which converts and reduces everything to num- bers and algorithms, the hashtag is associated with the voracity with which reality transforms and divides; this is why it is affiliated with the word – in an attempt to readjust its use, so often fleeting, associating it with the im- portance of lauding the urgency of building a human society that wants to be truly just and respectful of the fulfillment of the duties, rights and free- doms of the people, within the ecosystem on which they depend and inte- grate.
The concert will reflect the last 12 years of Teresa Salgueiro’s career in music which, since her departure from Madredeus in 2007, corresponds precisely to the period that marks her independence as a performer and producer and, since 2012, her affirmation as the songwriter of the music and words she sings, gathered in the albums “O Mistério” and “O Horizon- te”.
In addition to the new arrangements for the original themes, Teresa has chosen, from albums that she previously recorded, songs that reflect her admiration for folk music of various eras and the cultural plurality of vari- ous latitudes, that the singer has been fortunate to visit, in her 32-year ca- reer. These are songs that represent her thinking and vision of the world and of the human being as an agent of change. These are themes that illus- trate her unique interpretative capacity, the versatility of her vocal instru- ment, as well as the musicians she has chosen to accompany her:
José Peixoto – Guitar | Fábio Palma – Accordion | Óscar Torres – Double Bass | Rui Lobato – Drums, Percussion and Guitar