António Zambujo is revolutionizing Fado. Don't miss his North America Tour.
"Zambujo sings the fado as if he were under the skin of Joao Gilberto or Chet Baker"
António Zambujo is revolutionizing Fado, both with the amazing finesse of his live performances and the stunning imagination of his recordings. He began his career at Lisbon's Clube de Fado, invited by the renowned composer Mario Pacheco, and was propelled into the national limelight when he was cast as Francisco da Cruz in the musical "Amalia," based on the life of Amalia Rodrigues.
WATCH: "Pica do 7", "Rua da Emenda"
His fifth recording "Quinto" earned him high praise from NPR Weekend Edition, PRI's The World, Chicago Reader and many more. With "Rua da Emenda", his latest Songlines Top of The World album, he leaves the well-beaten track of traditional fado behind and turns it into his very own musical genre — a new, elegant, vocal art that mixes saudade and ardent choruses. The appealing ambience of the album, which blends Zambujo’s velvety voice with sparkling guitar and melancholic clarinets, evokes the flavors of historic Lisbon.
NORTH AMERICA TOUR
3/1 - New York, NY Highline Ballroom
3/2 - New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Theatre
3/4 - Saratoga, CA Montalvo Arts Center
3/5 - Vancouver, BC BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts
3/6 - Victoria, BC Victoria Jazz Society
3/9 - San Francisco, CA Arts & Ideas at the JCCSF
3/12-13 - Los Angeles, CA The Getty
3/14 - Phoenix, AZ usical Instrument Museum - MIM