Posts Tagged 'Portuguese Music'


Madredeus @ Barbican

Madredeus‘ songs have a powerful musicality, enriched and influenced by traditional music, strongly linked to the Portuguese people and culture. My first memory of the group goes back to 1990 with “O Pastor”, a song so emotionally intense that one gets


Deolinda @ Union Chapel

Portuguese superstars Deolinda are breathing new life into fado. Returning to London to perform songs from their latest release Dois Selos e um Carimbo (World Connection), the tight-knit quartet is led by dreamy storytelling singer Ana Bacalhau and boasts a


Soundway Records have spent the past five years releasing what seemed a never-ending stream of lost gems and forgotten classics from Africa and Latin America, with their Colombia compilations (Palenque Palenque, Original Sound of Cumbia, etc.) in particular getting our


Ana Moura + Lucas Santtana @ Barbican

Ana Moura is fast becoming a real star of Fado, the slowburning style of music from Portugal. Many claimed her set at this summer’s WOMAD to be the highlight of the festival. She will be joined by Lucas Santtana, a

Buraka Som Sistema makes XOYO bounce

In town to record their next album, Buraka Som Sistema dropped in at XOYO in February to lay down another intense performance in East London.