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performing in the US and Canada

(Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey,  New York, California, Toronto,  ... )


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Ana Vinagre, fadista

Angela Brito, Fadista

Angela Brito, fadista - California - US

Carlos Furtado

Carlos Macedo, fadista

Catarina Avelar, fadista

Celia Maria, fadista

Dinis Paiva, fadista

David Silveira Garcia, fadista

Elizabeth Maria, fadista

Elizabeth MariaElisabeth Maria, fadista - New Jersey - US

Fatima Santos, fadista

Jose Carlos, fadista

Jose Carlos

Jose Carlos, fadista - Massachusetts - US

Jennifer Bettencourt, fadista

Jeremias Macedo, fadista

Jeremias Macedo

Josefina Couto, fadista

Jose Ribeiro, fadista

Jose Ribeiro

Kimberly Gomes

Luis Ferraz, fadista

Manuel Brandao, fadista

Manuel Brandao

Manuel Brandao, fadista (fado singer)

Manuel Hilario, fadista

Manuel Hilario

Maria Teresa Santos, fadista

Marylou Lawrence, fadista

Nathalie Pires, fadista

Pedro Botas, fadista

Pedro Botas

Pedro Botas, fadista - New Jersey - US

Ramana Vieira, fadista

Rosa Maria, fadista

Rosa Maria

Rosa Maria, fadista - Massachusetts - US

Salome Cardinali, fadista

Sandra Pinheiro Pacheco, fadista

Sandy Batista, fadista

Sonia Bettencourt

Tania DaSilva, fadista

Tony Gouveia, fadista

Victor Reveredo, fadista

Zélia Freitas, fadista

Angela Brito


Angela was born in November of 1979 to Manuel and Maria Brito. Born & raised in San Pablo, California,  Angela’s love of music began blossoming at a very young age. Her father, from São Bras de Álportel, in the region of Algarve, played the Guitarra Portuguesa and shared his passion for Fado with her. Angela has fond memories of hearing the crisp sound of the Guitarra Portuguesa as she watched her father’s fingers dancing along its strings.  He and her mother, originally from the city of Ílhavo, in the Beira Litoral region of Portugal, were actively involved in many Portuguese organizations. They made it a priority to immerse Angela and her brother, Paulo, in all of the rich traditions that they were raised with.


Angela began singing in her school and Portuguese parish’s choir and soon discovered that singing was her life’s passion.   At the young age of 12, Angela took her passion one step further and began singing professionally.  She and her cousins joined together and formed Harmonía, performing at Portuguese events throughout California . At 14 years of age, Angela had the most wonderful opportunity to sing Ave Maria at the Basilica in Fátima, Portugal during a trip with her Portuguese school choir. It was a blessed moment that Angela holds dear to her heart.


In 1992, Angela began her career as a Fadista. Even at just 12, Angela was already able to establish a deep, emotional connection to the Fados she performed and she naturally portrayed that connection to her audience. The public took notice of her talent and, backed by her cousins, Pedro Adão, Victor Adão and Andre Pio, Angela was invited to perform all over the Western United States and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many talented Fadistas.  Angela’s love of music didn’t stop there.  She continued singing in Harmonía and then in Nova Geração.  Over the years, she has been invited to record with various artists on their respective projects.  She is currently the lead vocalist of the talented conjunto, Raça.


Angela’s experience in Portuguese music expands beyond Fados and bands. She has been an active dancer in Rancho Folclórico Portugal na California, since her teens. Her parents, along with their siblings, cousins and friends, founded this Rancho in 1974.  Angela is proud to continue this tradition and to share her family’s passion for dance and their Portuguese culture.


The most exciting chapter in Angela’s Fado career began when she started performing with Helder Carvalheira, João Cardadeiro and Manuel Escobar, who make up the brilliant guitar trio, Sete Colinas. With the guidance and inspiration she continues to receive from Sete Colinas, Angela has cultivated her own distinct style as a Fadista.  She and Sete Colinas are in the process of recording her debut album, aptly titled “Fado ~ De Olhos Fechados”.  This long awaited album will also introduce Angela as a songwriter.  It is due to be released in the late Summer or early Fall of 2013.


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Fado Singers - Fadistas


Ana Vinagre, Angela Brito, Carlos Furtado, Catarina Avelar, Cathy Pimentel, Celia Maria, Dinis Paiva, David Silveira Garcia, Elizabeth Maria, Fátima Santos, Jorge Ramos, Jose Carlos, Jennifer Bettencourt, Jeremias Macedo, Josefina Couto, Jose Ribeiro, Kimberly Gomes, Luis Ferraz, Manuel Brandão, Manuel Hilario, Maria Teresa Santos, Marylou Lawrence, Nathalie Pires, Pedro Botas, Ramana Vieira, Rodrigo Costa Felix, Rosa Maria, Salome Cardinali, Sandra Pinheiro Pacheco, Sandy Batista, Sara Correia, Sonia Bettencourt. Sonya da Silva, Tania DaSilva, Tony Gouveia, Victor Reveredo, Zélia Freitas

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