Antonio Zambujo Plays Portuguese Fado in New York City
The Graduate Center, CUNY - Elebash Recital Hall
A U.S. debut! Antonio Zambujo, winner of the coveted Amália Rodrigues Foundation’s prize for "Best Male Fado Singer," has created a quiet revolution in the fado world. Portuguese fado is likened to American blues and Greek rembetika for its ability to capture life's hardships with songs of bittersweet nostalgia and longing. Zambujo's singing is deeply rooted in the luscious chants of Alentejo, the region from which he hails.
He is accompanied by Ricardo Crus on bass, Bernardo Couto on Portuguese guitar, Jose Conde on bass clarinet, and Jon Luz on cavaquinho, a guitar-like instrument often used in Brazilian music.