Telmo Pires, the Portuguese singer with the expressive voice, belongs to a new
generation of interpreters who bring the Fado, which had emerged from the docklands
of Lisbon around the end of the 19th century, up to date and in a new instrumentation,
taking the broad spectrum of contemporary popular music into account, Fado
becomes an authentic expression of their current awareness of life.
file under: worldmusic/fado
release Portugal February 19,2016
release world March 11, 2016
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Telmo Pires is a “fadista”, poet, composer and one of the few men in the panorama of Fado who appears internationally and the press calls him “the modern incarnation of the Fado”.
In March 2016 his new album SER FADO / BEING FADO is released - it represents the essence of his idea of Fado in matured form. A Fado that goes back to the origin and the roots of the tradition, as apposed to many current Fado productions, which try to converge towards the mainstream and the international market through the use of pop elements and modern instrumentations. A Fado that is essentially brought to life by the expression of Pires’ voice, as well as the Portuguese and Classical guitar. . . . read more