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- With a following to rival flamenco, the haunting melodies of Portuguese fado have always held listeners spellbound; Claudia Aurora is its powerful new voice. The singer-songwriter’s debut album, “Silêncio”, is the first collection of original fado songs to be recorded in the UK since the great Portuguese Fado diva Amália Rodrigues recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 1952.
Claudia Aurora is a fadista (fado singer) and songwriter from Oporto, Portugal. She is based in Bristol, UK since 2003 and has built a reputation as a stunning live performer. Claudia has sung fado at numerous venues in the UK, including the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank Centre), Momo and Heaven, in London, Royal Theatre in Norwich, and St George’s in Bristol. Since 2006 she has frequently organised successful fado events, adding live Portuguese poetry to create complete cultural celebrations. In 2008 she began writing her own lyrics and composing her own original songs with guitarist Javier Moreno. The great success achieved by her songs and the public’s amazing response to them inspired and motivated her to record “Silêncio”. The album is a showcase of both her powerful voice and her unique original songs, songs that deal with the traditional fado themes of life, destiny, longing and despair.
“Silêncio” will be launched at Kings Place (Hall One), in London, on 2nd November, as part of LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music, followed by a UK tour.
- Claudia Aurora
Europe / Portugal / Fado
UK TOUR DATES NOVEMBER 2011:
Weds 2nd - Kings Place, London
Sat 5th - Musicport Festival, Bridlington
Sat 12th - Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Fri 18th - Arts Centre, Colchester
Sat 19th - Corn Hall, Diss, Norfolk
Fri 25th - Folk House, Bristol
- 1 CD - 0h 57mn 48s
release date. 2011-10-31