“António Zambujo briefly joined her for a gorgeously understated duet towards the end of the evening. It was a shame that he didn’t stay longer. Gentle and unassuming, he could almost be Portugal’s version of the great Chico Buarque.” - The London Times’s review of Ana Moura at The Barbican. Check out Zambujo’s album Guia on iTunes!

António Zambujo briefly joined her for a gorgeously understated duet towards the end of the evening. It was a shame that he didn’t stay longer. Gentle and unassuming, he could almost be Portugal’s version of the great Chico Buarque.” - The London Times’s review of Ana Moura at The Barbican.

Check out Zambujo’s album Guia on iTunes!

António Zambujo's Quinto on Gapplegate:  
“Antonio Zambujo strikes me as one of the best modern-day fado artists I have heard…It’s a beautiful recital. Whether you know fado intimately or are new to it, you will find Quinto a thing of beauty.”
 Listen to the album on iTunes.

António Zambujo's Quinto on Gapplegate

Antonio Zambujo strikes me as one of the best modern-day fado artists I have heard…It’s a beautiful recital. Whether you know fado intimately or are new to it, you will find Quinto a thing of beauty.”

Listen to the album on iTunes.

Ana Moura live review on Connect Savannah:  “an exquisite vocalist and riveting performer” Moura performs at Richmond, VA’s Modlin Center for the Arts this Wednesday, and at Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College on Thursday!

Ana Moura live review on Connect Savannah:  “an exquisite vocalist and riveting performer”

Moura performs at Richmond, VA’s Modlin Center for the Arts this Wednesday, and at Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College on Thursday!

ANA MOURA “Caso arrumado” live @ City Winery (New York March 18, 2013) (by Raul Romero)

Check out the rest of her tour schedule!

Coliseu is available now on iTunes.

(via Ana Moura breaks hearts at CMA - Cleveland Music | Examiner.com)
"…This is a voice that could make men do anything – and regret it.
And Moura knows how to deliver. She does a sexy sashay across the stage while singing in the voice of a wounded innocent, an irresistible combination. Even in upbeat songs she seems to bare her heart and soul, establishing an immediate and visceral connection to her audience, then drawing them deeper into the music by inviting them to clap along. In its purest form, fado is a participatory experience, with listeners expected to react noisily. Moura takes that to a whole new level, captivating a large audience with open arms and a beguiling combination of sophistication and vulnerability…
The audience was on its feet by the time Moura waltzed off the stage, blowing kisses and waving goodbye like everyone in the audience was her personal friend. If there were any hearts still not won over, she captured them by coming back for an encore that opened with an incredibly soulful “Good night, Cleveland…thank you, Cleveland.” Even in a town where a million singers have closed shows with those lines, it was a stirring, heartfelt moment.”

(via Ana Moura breaks hearts at CMA - Cleveland Music | Examiner.com)

"…This is a voice that could make men do anything – and regret it.

And Moura knows how to deliver. She does a sexy sashay across the stage while singing in the voice of a wounded innocent, an irresistible combination. Even in upbeat songs she seems to bare her heart and soul, establishing an immediate and visceral connection to her audience, then drawing them deeper into the music by inviting them to clap along. In its purest form, fado is a participatory experience, with listeners expected to react noisily. Moura takes that to a whole new level, captivating a large audience with open arms and a beguiling combination of sophistication and vulnerability…

The audience was on its feet by the time Moura waltzed off the stage, blowing kisses and waving goodbye like everyone in the audience was her personal friend. If there were any hearts still not won over, she captured them by coming back for an encore that opened with an incredibly soulful “Good night, Cleveland…thank you, Cleveland.” Even in a town where a million singers have closed shows with those lines, it was a stirring, heartfelt moment.”

Beyond standard vocal exercises before she hits the stage, Moura gathers with her musicians five minutes before show time “to feel how they are. This music — how can I say it? — is not programmed. You go from the feel of the moment and it’s very important for me to feel how the musicians are, to give time to each other…”

If you go

Who: Ana Moura

Where: Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa

When: Sat., March 9, 8 p.m.

Tickets: $30-$35

Info: nvoh.org; anamoura.com”

Ana Moura brings her sultry sounds to the Napa Valley Opera House - Vallejo Times Herald

If you can’t go, check out her live album Coliseu on iTunes!

(via Ana Moura brings soulful sound to UW Seattle campus – Blog Down to Washington)
“
Valentine’s Day candy might be relegated to the clearance rack at Safeway, but feelings of love, loss, and yearning endure. Those themes will take center stage when Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura performs as part of the UW World Series’ World Music & Theatre Series early next month…
Witt, during her discussion, will give an overview of Portuguese fado, a mournful style of music that began in the early 1800s. The genre was born when poor and disenfranchised communities in Portugal gathered to express their despair – not unlike the blues in America. “It’s an incredibly soulful form of vocal expression,” Witt said…”

(via Ana Moura brings soulful sound to UW Seattle campus – Blog Down to Washington)

Valentine’s Day candy might be relegated to the clearance rack at Safeway, but feelings of love, loss, and yearning endure. Those themes will take center stage when Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura performs as part of the UW World Series’ World Music & Theatre Series early next month…

Witt, during her discussion, will give an overview of Portuguese fado, a mournful style of music that began in the early 1800s. The genre was born when poor and disenfranchised communities in Portugal gathered to express their despair – not unlike the blues in America. “It’s an incredibly soulful form of vocal expression,” Witt said…”

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(via Antonio Zambujo au festival Au Fil Des Voix - ARTE Live Web)

Watch the whole set courtesy of Arte Live Web!

Ana Moura on tour in North America!