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Cristina Branco, voice; Bernardo Couto, portugal guitar; Luís Figueiredo, piano; Bernardo Moreira, bass
Cristina Branco is a critically acclaimed Portuguese fado artist who has mesmerized audiences worldwide with her soulful voice and profound musicality. With a career spanning over two decades, Branco has released numerous successful albums, captivating listeners with her unique interpretations of traditional fado and her exploration of contemporary musical expressions. Recognized for her exceptional artistry, Branco has garnered international acclaim and established herself as a leading figure in the world of fado.
In her highly anticipated 18th album of originals ‘Mãe’ (‘mother’), Cristina Branco delivers a poignant homage to this emblematic musical genre deeply ingrained in Portuguese culture. "Mãe" represents a breathtaking musical masterpiece, where Branco lends her distinctive and expressive voice to a diverse array of renowned composers, as is her artistic tradition. This extraordinary album invites audiences on an immersive journey of rediscovery and reinvention of fado, delving into its profound emotional depths and delicate nuances.
Mãe" comes alive on stage with Branco and her dedicated trio of musicians. Bernardo Couto on the Portuguese guitar, Luís Figueiredo on the piano, and Bernardo Moreira on the double bass infuse this musical masterpiece with vibrant energy, creating an immersive sonic journey.
'Mãe' is the journey back home. The truth is that I have never delved so deeply into traditional fado as I have here. Whether it's 'the' fado or my own fado, I don't know, but it is in the process of learning and discovering the path that the album was built on.