Award-winning Portuguese fado singers Marco Oliveira and Tânia Oleiro make their Boston-area debuts on Saturday, November 3 at 8pm at Wiggin Auditorium, Peabody City Hall, in Peabody, MA. Both singers are touring the U.S. in support of their latest CD releases.
Fado, Portugal’s best-known but ever-mysterious music, explores how the dualities of human existence–love and loss, belonging and isolation, joy and pain–may filter through a single experience. Marco Oliveira’s two critically acclaimed records, “Retrato” and “Amor é Água que Corre”, chart fado’s topography in the modern world, with tales of longing (Portuguese “saudade”) that unwind through the labyrinth of Lisbon’s darkened streets. Tânia Oleiro’s debut record, “Terços do Fado”, reaches into fado’s past by drawing on its most traditional musical compositions, and into its future via lyrics by some of fado’s best contemporary writers. Oliveira and Oleiro will be joined by Sandro Costa on the Portuguese guitar. Costa is known as a master improviser and provocateur who has honed his craft through countless performances in Lisbon’s most traditional taverns, as well as on national and international stages.