"Portuguese-born António Zambujo sings fado, the style of music often called Portugal’s blues. For decades, the genre’s mournful songs have been associated with female singers — from the late Amália Rodrigues, whose role in popularizing the genre worldwide earned her the nickname "Queen of Fado," to current superstar Mariza. But Zambujo is starting to carve his own territory with a different approach to the music, one closer in tone to Brazil’s João Gilberto, or perhaps America’s Chet Baker. Hear his story at the audio link."
Last Saturday, António Zambujo brought down the house at Carnegie Hall and now his latest album Quinto is No. 8 on iTunes Top Latino Albums! If you still don’t have it, get your copy here: http://ow.ly/tty5g
Tune in to NPR’s Weekend Edition this Saturday to listen to a feature on António Zambujo! http://ow.ly/tmSlF
Zambujo plays Aventura Arts & Cultural Center tomorrow in Aventura, FL and Carnegie Hall on Saturday! http://ow.ly/tmSh3
"We’ll go ahead and guess that most of you don’t make Portuguese music part of your standard listening. That is all the more reason to head over to the Dakota tonight to see Antonio Zambujo, one of the best fado musicians around. Wondering what fado is? It’s classic Portuguese music similar to other Latin sounds such as salsa, but not quite as intense. Think of a stripped down, acoustic salsa that is more about vocals and less about dancing—perfect for the patented Minnesota sway from the comfort of your seat. Zambujo has won major awards for his music, and stays true to classic fado roots, while many other young fado musicians are trying to take it in a new, bolder direction. 7:00 p.m. $35 —EJ
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave., Mpls., 612-332-1010, dakotacooks.com”
Antonio Zambujo - Readers Digest (Album Guia) _ Live Portugal (by zamzamaproduction)
António Zambujo plays the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis tomorrow and the Aventura Center in Aventura, FL on Friday! The tour finale is Saturday at Carnegie Hall! http://ow.ly/teIEP
Listen to António Zambujo’s interview and live session on KPFA, streaming online now! You can catch him tonight at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix and tomorrow at the Kirkland Performance Center in Seattle!
António Zambujo - O Zorro (Ao Vivo no Coliseu) (by universalmusicpt)
Catch Zambujo in San Francisco tomorrow at Yoshi’s Oakland-San Francisco!! http://ow.ly/t4U4X
Friday - Musical Instrument Museum - MIM - Phoenix, AZ
Saturday - Kirkland Performance Center - Seattle, WA
2/4 - Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant - Minneapolis, MN
2/7 - Aventura Arts and Cultural Center - Aventura, FL
2/8 - Carnegie Hall - New York, NY
The tour begins tomorrow at the Luckman Arts Center at Cal State LA!
"António Zambujo arrives in Los Angeles this month to kick off his North American tour, which includes shows in Seattle, Phoenix, Minneapolis, San Francisco and a finale at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Zambujo is quite a singular artist in Lisbon’s fado environment. Besides his musical education – he studied clarinet from the age of 8 and classic guitar later on – he was deeply influenced by the music of his homeland region, cante alentejano, a male choir chant from the south of Portugal.
He first became known in Portugal in 1999 for playing fado legend Amália Rodrigues’s husband in the popular musical Amália. In 2001, he started to work with Ricardo Cruz, bass player and musical producer of all his albums. O Mesmo Fado (2002) allowed for the recognition of his peers, and earned him the prestigious ‘Radio Nova FM’ award for the Best New Fado voice…”