Portuguese American Journal

Fado: Ana Moura kicks off February American tour – New Bedford, MA

On February 4, Portuguese fado vocalist Ana Moura kicks off her new American tour at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Moura, who has toured the United Sates before, likes to experiment with new genres. In her new tour she will be accompanied by a new trio of musicians which includes Jazz musician Bassist Yuri Daniel, Pedro Soares on classic guitar, and Angelo Freire one of the youngest and best Portuguese guitarists.

She will perform songs from her four CDs, including 2009’s “Leva-me aos Fados (Take Me to the Fados),” which went triple-platinum in Portugal and was 7th on Billboard’s Top World Albums Chart.

“I think the influences of everything we hear and experience end up changing our vision of things a little bit, and that way we also end up putting a more personal mark on songs that have been part of fado history for so many years,” said Ana Moura in a recent interview.

Moura, who has sold out prestigious venues all over the world, was the first Portuguese artist to set foot on New York Carnegie Hall’s stage.

In 2007, Ana Moura was invited to record two songs with The Rolling Stones — “No Expectations” and “Brown Sugar” — for The Rolling Stones Project vol. 2, a collection of Rolling Stones songs interpreted by World Music artists.

In 2010, she collaborated with music icon Prince. He performed onstage with Ana Moura in Europe and has also worked with her in the recording studio. She also appeared at the 2010 and 2011 San Francisco Jazz Festival.

After New Bedford, the north American tour will take Ana Moura to UMass Amherst (February 5), New York City, Pace University  (February 10), Chicago, Old Town School of Folk Music (February 9), Minneapolis,The Dakota (February 12-13), Phoenix,The MIM (February 15), Santa Monica Los Angeles The Broad (February 17), Berkeley, Cal Performances (February 18) and Quebec, Palais Montcalm (February 8).




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