António Zambujo (Beja, Portugal)
Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts
Capilano University, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
8:00PM (90 min, plus intermission)
Portuguese fado singer, guitarist and composer António Zambujo has been pushing the boundaries of the genre since breaking into the international scene 10 years ago. His latest recording, Quinto (2012), firmly establishes Zambujo as a standout Portuguese artist with a repertoire of accomplished, poetic and introspective lyrics, sung with a melting tenor voice, delicate and nuanced. His style is faithful to the traditions of fado—the sense of longing bordering on the tragic—while taking the form further to connect the regional music with touches of Brazilian pop and even jazz in the spirit of Chet Baker. In a genre dominated by its powerful women, Zambujo is the male heir apparent to the beloved Amália Rodrigues, helping to usher Portugal’s treasured art form from its early 19th century beginnings into a new era.
>> In only four albums, he has established himself as the most beautiful male voice of fado today. << Le Figaro
>> … Exquisite whisper of a concert… << New York Times
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