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Declared “Portugal’s most widely acclaimed fado singer to emerge in this decade” by the New York Times, chart-topping Gisela João has generated white-hot press for her uncompromising take of bold, new fado from this most traditional music.
On stage she jumps, she gestures, she emotes. Her voice evokes fado as a music of the streets, where it began, infused with all the fervor, passion, and honesty of an artist rewriting tradition in her own name.
Joining Gisela at this performance:
Ricardo Parreira - Portuguese Guitar
Nelson Aleixo - Acoustic Guitar
Francisco Gaspar - Bass
Justin Stanton - Keyboard
“Ms. João summoned a full spectrum of fado’s tempestuous passions, from hushed melancholy to eruptive, rough-edged, tearful peaks to aching resignation. Each of her ballads was its own drama, a white-knuckled journey through seismic emotions.”
We're on the road while the Zeiterion undergoes a major renovation and restoration! This performance will be at Bristol Community College Theater, Building H, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River.
Presented in partnership withFabric Arts Festival
FABRIC Arts Festival
October 5-14, 2023
Fabric Arts Festival celebrates Fall River and the culture of the Portuguese diaspora with a week-long festival featuring public art, exhibitions, film, live performance, commensality and educational workshops.