If you want to be one of those impossibly smug folk who have tired of new discoveries before the rest of the world has even heard of them, this is the album for you. Vanessa da Mata is going to hit in a big way: think Bebel Gilberto with bass and attitudeRead more "Vanessa da Mata – Sim"
Displaced, abandoned and yet somehow triumphant, the Sara Tavares story is as extraordinary as her music. Join her on the journey from saudade to balancêRead more "Sara Tavares – From Saudade to Balancê"
Before her sassy performance at this year’s WOMAD in Reading, the glamorous singer Lura shared stories of her unique Cape Verdean ancestry with a slice of cake to celebrate her thirtieth birthday. Beautiful, intelligent and absurdly talented, there is a huge buzz about this young singer who has been likened to the great Cesaria EvoraRead more "Lura – Body and Soul"
This duo’s haunting music, inspired by the melancholia of the Portuguese soul, is refracted through the prism of the spaghetti western. They create open musical spaces in which to contemplate where fatalism meets fatality.Read more "Dead Combo – Tales from Way Out West"
With her incredible voice and distinctive look, Mariza has taken the beautiful Fado music of Portugal to a global audience. Fly talks to her about fame, frocks and music.Read more "Mariza – The Fado in Her"
‘I sing the nostalgia, the saudade, the sound of the islands, the hope of the rain, the love, the life, the happiness…’Read more "Tete Alhinho: Voz of the People"