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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

Marylou Lawrence


Marylou Lawrence, was born April 18th 1968, in Manteca California, the daughter of immigrant parents from Terceira Azores. Her parents after being here in the states for 7 years, started their own dairy farm business and raised Marylou in the same old-fashion way, speaking Portuguese and listening to Portuguese music, like most other Luso-American kids did.


Always interested in music, her love for fado became evident as her mother played records of Amalia Rodrigues and of other famous fadistas while growing up.


Beginning at the age of 12 while in school, she enrolled in choir learning about variations of classical and gospel music, from junior high through high school. Singing for various city and social events her passion for singing fado never left her mind.


After getting married at the very young age of 18, and raising a family, the idea of singing fado had to be placed on hold for a while. After the age of 45 with encouragement from her loving husband Steve Lawrence, Marylou decided to begin singing again.


Marylou's journey started with the encouragement, guidance and constructive critism of the “7 Sete Colinas” guiatarists (Helder Carvalheira, Manuel Escobardo, Joao Cardadeiro), which has carved out her path directed towards her true passion of fado.


Getting her first taste of singing fado at the Elk Grove Divino Espirito Santo Festa “Noite de Fados” May 2012, with Paulo Filipe from Canada, Sandra Pacheco from San Jose, accompanied by “7 Sete Colinas”guitarists. Marylou has continued to be invited to sing fado in several other events across California, along with other well known fadistas such as David S. Garcia, Zelia Freitas, Isalino Santos, and most well known Sara Pacheco, and many others. Most recently was invited to go to Pawtucket, Rhode Island and sing fado at an event called “ Amigos Da Terceira”.


Marylou is working on her first CD called “Nunca E Tarde...Para o Fado”. Two of the fados on the CD, “Nunca E Tarde” and “I am for the Fado”, Lyrics for both fados written by Sr. Jose Raposo, and music by Marylou Lawrence and Gilbert Machado. The music on this CD expresses her true love for fado, and how emotional fado can become.


Through the grace of God, courage of conviction, and the most of all the love from her family and true friends, has catapulted her in the journey of what we call, fado.




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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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