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“António Zambujo Voz e Violão” went directly to #1 of the national top sales and is presented live in Porto and Lisbon, on the 21st and 28th of May, respectively
Edited on April 23, “António Zambujo Voz e Violão”, António Zambujo’s new album, occupies the first place in the Top National sales. Available on digital platforms and physical stores, the edition has the seal of Sons Em Transit, distributed by Universal, and its official presentation will take place this month at the Santa Casa Portugal Ao Vivo, at 21, at the Super Bock Arena, in Porto, and 28, in Campo Pequeno, in Lisbon.
To the ninth album, eighth of originals, “António Zambujo Voz e Violão”, the musician is inspired by the name of one of the records of his (and our) life, “João Voz e Violão”, João Gilberto’s album published in 1999, and back, nothing accidentally, to the essentials.
Born in Beja, on September 19, 1975, António Zambujo is one of the greatest contemporary artists, authors and interpreters of Portuguese music and language, and one of his most notable ambassadors in the world.
António Zambujo incorporated the influences of the Brazilian songbook, in particular Bossa Nova, in his music, first forged in the tradition of Cante Alentejano and Fado, from where he started to create a unique personality, inspiring a new cycle in Portuguese music, at the same time that breaks down borders, real or imagined, bringing the two sides of the Atlantic closer together. In his discography, “Pela Pensei Que Fosse Minha”, the album of tribute to Chico Buarque that he edited in 2016 and that even earned him the nomination for the Latin Grammy the following year, in the category of Best MPB Record, did not cause it for that reason. strangeness.
It also didn’t seem bizarre that at the end of 2018 he called “Do Avesso” the new album of originals, in which he reinvented himself again, using the participation of the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Lisbon, and which would end up being distinguished with the José Afonso Award 2019.
And there are several previous chapters of this work that António Zambujo has been creating, since his debut in 2002 with “O mesmo Fado”, followed by “Por Meu Cante” (2004), “Outro Sentido” (2009), “Guia” (2010 ), “Quinto” (2012), and “Rua da Emenda” (2014).
In his childhood spent in Alentejo, António Zambujo grew up with a strong connection to music – he started studying clarinet at the age of 8, but it was mainly the living tradition of Cante Alentejano and Fado that made him a musician. Eventually settling in Lisbon, where he began to divide the time between the daily experience of Fado and participation in musicals, he followed an impressive path, marked by awards and distinctions, with emphasis on the order of the Order of Infante D. Henrique, delivered by the President of the Republic in 2015.
There are few places on the planet that have not yet had the privilege of having heard the Voice of António Zambujo live. With so many worlds within his world, whether he is surrounded by musicians or just accompanied by his guitar, as we will now have the opportunity to watch at the concerts of “António Zambujo Voz e Violão”, it is always, as Caetano Veloso said, 7 albums before, “To shiver and make you cry”.