Divas – Fado & Morna with Célia Leiria and Cremilda Medina

Amália Rodrigues House-Museum

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July 10th and August 7th – 6 pm

The show that enchanted Lisbon last year returns this summer for two more afternoons of tribute to Cesária Évora and Amália Rodrigues.

Two countries, two voices, two Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in an open-air acoustic show in the garden of Casa-Museu Amália Rodrigues.

Célia Leiria – Cremilda Medina – Jardins Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues 2021.09.18 ©Luís M. Serrão – iNeews

After having sold out 3 sessions last year, Célia Leiria in Fado and Cremilda Medina in Morna return to Amália Rodrigues’ garden for 2 more sessions in two late afternoons that unite Cape Verde and Portugal in the same space through music, with an acoustic concert, but also of its culture, with the reading of Cape Verdean and Portuguese poetry.

A unique tribute and celebration outdoors in the garden of the house where the eternal Queen of Fado lived for forty-four years.

The authentic voice of Célia Leiria and the sweet voice of Cremilda Medina united in mutual respect and admiration between Cape Verdean and Portuguese culture.

Amália Rodrigues Foundation
Amalia’s Garden
Rua de São Bento, 193, 1200-803 Lisbon

The interpreters:

Célia Leiria – Cremilda Medina – Jardins Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues 2021.09.18 ©Luís M. Serrão – iNeews

Celia Leiria
Born in Santarém, Célia Leiria was born into a Ribatejo family with a fado tradition and a strong aptitude for the Arts. His passion for music and singing was awakened in his childhood, having started singing fado at the age of 14. It was in these early years that she strengthened bonds of friendship and learning with big names in fado who encouraged her in the art of the fado tradition. In 2001, she was invited by Carlos Zel to the “Quartas de Fado” at Casino Estoril, the starting point for a career that took her to sing in the best rooms in our country and abroad. Célia Leiria usually sings in several prestigious fado houses in Lisbon. In 2011, she released her album “Caminhos de Fado”.

Célia Leiria – Cremilda Medina – Jardins Casa Museu Amália Rodrigues 2021.09.18 ©Luís M. Serrão – iNeews

Cremilda Medina
She was born and raised in Mindelo, on the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde, and since she was a child, music has been part of her life.
Morna, queen of Cape Verde’s musical styles, is her guiding star. Having the singer Cesária Évora as one of her main references, she is committed to a musical career based on the tradition and appreciation of traditional Cape Verdean styles.
In 2017, she released her first album “Folklore”, where she explores traditional rhythms, especially morna and coladeira, also venturing into fado.
In 2018, when the morna was nominated for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, she edited the single “Nôs Morna”, in duet with Tito Paris, as a way of supporting the candidacy.
Recognized nationally and internationally, Cremilda Medina was also committed to the promotion and dissemination of morna, a musical style that best portrays the essence of the people of Cape Verde.

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