216 union street
Seattle, Washington 98101

$18 advance/ $20 day of show

Genre: Portugese fado

Related Artists: Amalia Rodrigues, Mariza

Latest CD: "Guarda-Me A Vida Na Mao" (World Village)

"The delicate, tragedy-haunted fado music of Portugal has been taken up by a new generation of singers. Among the most widely praised is Ana Moura, who brings a sultry, smoke-tinged voice to fado's dramatic arcs." --New York Times

Ana Moura is a leading light in the ongoing renewal of fado, Portugal's traditional deep song. Fado (Fate) is an emotion-filled music, signifying loss, longing and sorrow, though it can also reflect a more buoyant side. It has much in common with the blues in its expressive richness and emotional effect.

Moura's contralto voice simply astonishes. Pure and youthful in its upper range, its lower register reaches startling depths of dark, complex beauty. It is soulful beyond category.

Acoustic Guitar wrote in its July 2005 issue: "...she's emerged fully formed, with a contralto of enormous subtlety and a debut album that's absolutely stunning.....the all acoustic ensemble provides the sweetest, gentlest backdrop for the bottomless ache of Moura's voice...both heartbreaking and uplifting, filled with loneliness and sensuality.?

For more information, visit http://www.anamoura.com

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