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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

Tony Gouveia


Tony Gouveia has emerged as an impressive voice of a new generation of fadistas (fado singers) in North America. Born in Lisbon, he came to Canada at the age of 13, but never forgot his roots, nor the fados that his father used to sing at family gatherings. And, being an unabashed romantic, he simply couldn’t ignore his wife’s great love for this traditional music of his homeland: She wouldn’t stop listening to fado at home, and eventually Gouveia was once again hooked on it, too – not only as a listener, but this time as a performer.


Although he’s already been singing professionally for 20 years, it was only in 2005 (after his re-conversion to fado) that Gouveia released his debut fado work, O Nosso Fado – a compilation of standards in the genre which reveals his heartfelt, profound passion for it, and his authentic vocal expression of it. Critically acclaimed by the Portuguese-Canadian media, his work also won over

many new converts to fado outside of the Portuguese community. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, it’s difficult not to be moved by Gouveia’s performance, which embodies the essence of the Portuguese soul.


His new album, Fado Ardente, was recorded in Portugal, and this time offers a blend of new original material along with some fado standards. The recording is produced by Jorge Fernando, who also produced worldwide fado star Mariza’s award-winning debut album, Fado em Mim. Virtuoso player Custódio Castelo, master of the Portuguese guitar, also performs on Fado Ardente.


Well known in North America’s Portuguese community for his 20 years of performance with the well-established non-fado group Tabu, Gouveia received the prestigious Merit Award for Music, Portugal Week 2007, presented by the Alliance of Portuguese Clubs & Associations of Ontario (A.C.A.P.O.). Gouveia – who has now become something of an ambassador for fado – has begun to attract new

audiences to the genre with his remarkable performances at the Brampton and Mill Race (Cambridge) Folk Festivals, Summerfolk, Canwest Cabaret Festival, World Music at the Halton museum as well as at many Toronto clubs with Nuno Cristo’s Anima Fado series. In 2007, he performed at the “Fado Toronto” program in the LuminaTO Festival, held at the Young Centre for Performing Arts in the Distillery District.


His soulful vocals and fervent performances are poised to conquer all listeners, both inside the Portuguese community and well beyond it.


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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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