Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Joana Amendoeira: A Flor da Pele

Michael Church reviews Joana Amendoeira's A Flor da Pele.
Amendoeira's fado-singing is wonderfully subtle.

Each song has its own character, and each phrase is exquisitely shaped: several of the lyrics are newly written for her, but all draw from that well of inspiration which has nourished fado since its inception a century and a half ago.
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