Ana Moura :coliseu

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Label: World Village
Catalog: 468103
Format: CD

Ana Moura with Jorge Fernando, conductor; José Manuel Neto, portuguese guitar; José Elmiro Nunes, acoustic guitar; Filipe Larsen, acoustic bass guitar

Lavava No Rio Lavava / Os Meus Olhos São Dois Círios / Ó Meu Amigo João / Sou Do Fado, Sou Fadista / Fado das Horas Incertas / O Que Foi Que Aconteceu / Venho Falar Dos Meus Medos / Porque Teimas Nesta Dor / O Fado Da Procura / Primeira Vez / E Viemos Nascidos Do Mar / Mapa Do Coração / Até ao Fim Do Fim / Rosa Cor de Rosa / Os Búzios

There is something about a live concert that transcends the music itself. Perhaps it is the result of a kind of subliminal transmission between the artist and the audience, perhaps it is the increase in the adrenalin levels experience on both sides of the footlights and perhaps it is both of these. Still, this feeling can be palpable even to those sharing the event by means of a recording. This is especially true of this recording, as the artist, Ana Moura, is one of Portugals's finest interpreters of that incredibly soulful, uniquely Portuguese musical form, the fado. Perhaps it is possible that her performance at the Coliseu dos Recreios, the most important and historic venue in her homeland's capital, engendered a special feeling as she sang for her own people. (...)
Thus, here we find fado as it was meant to be sung...before a live audience, and in a perfect marriage of the classic and the contemporary. There is really nothing more that need be said. - Donald Cohen (LA)

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