- Chan Centre Presents
- Carminho and Sara Tavares
Carminho and Sara Tavares
Celebrate the diversity of Portuguese/Lusophone music with this double bill of two very different female artists who share both a homeland and an ethos.
Spirited guitarist and singer Sara Tavares opens the show with funky rhythms, warm Portuguese vocals and gorgeous, textured songwriting. Born in Lisbon to Cape Verdean parents, she represents the new generation of singers who celebrate their heritage but incorporate global influences.
The evening shifts to a fado mood in the second half with Carminho. Born Carmo Rebelo de Andrade to a mother who is also a revered fado singer, her distinctive sound draws inspiration from fado legends Lucília do Carmo, Fernando Maurício, and Amália Rodrigues, alongside other popular forms of music. She is one of the most outstanding and heartfelt voices to come out of the recent fado resurgence.