Festival Santa Casa Alfama ’23, in this year’s edition, the biggest fado festival in the world celebrates Hermínia Silva.
The full schedule of the Church of São Miguel and Church de Santo Estevão:
PEU MADUREIRA, JÚLIO RESENDE, LUÍS CAEIRO, ARTUR BATALHA, PEDRO GALVEIAS, MARIA AMÉLIA PROENÇA and PORTO FADISTS SING HERMÍNIA SILVA
On the 29th and 30th of September, Santa Casa Alfama is back for another great celebration of our music. The poster is diverse and the reasons for interest grow every day. As has been the case throughout all editions, the Santa Casa Alfama itinerary also passes through the neighborhood’s churches, places of worship that become perfect stages for art so often linked to feelings such as devotion, adoration, and faith. This year, the Church of São Miguel welcomes Peu Madureira, Júlio Resende, Luís Caeiro, and Artur Batalha; the Igreja de Santo Estêvão welcomes Pedro Galveias, Maria Amélia Proença, and even a fado night featuring a trio of fado singers from Porto, in yet another homage to Hermínia Silva.
Alentejo has always proved to be a good Fado country. And Luís Caeiro is yet another young man who proves just that. Those who listen to him are not indifferent to his fado posture and his portentous voice. Throughout his career, he has already won the Grande Noite do Fado in 2007, TVI’s “Novos Talentos” program in 2008, and the gala “Nasci Para o Fado” by Filipe La Féria, in addition to being a finalist in the program “Uma Canção Para Ti” in 2008 and having joined the cast of the musical show “Fado – História de Um Povo”, also by Filipe La Féria. From an early age, his future in music was clear and with this curriculum even more so: Luís Caeiro could only be a fado singer. An admirer and connoisseur of all of Amália Rodrigues’ work, Luís idolizes the diva’s artistic past and has already dedicated an original fado to her memory: “Sonhei com Amália”. His album “Hoje Há Fado” includes classic fados as well as original songs, composed for him, all interpreted with soul and dedication to fado. And as a tribute to his roots, he invites the Trovadores de Redondo to perform a theme that has already marked his career: “Lírio Rouxo”. Luís Caeiro is now a certainty of fado and, for this reason, he would have to go to Santa Casa Alfama – he performs on September 30th at the Church of São Miguel.
MARIA AMÉLIA PROENÇA
Fado singers from Porto sing Hermínia Silva
Ana Pinhal, Cátia de Oliveira, and Adriana Paquete are three young fado singers from the city of Porto who have already stepped onto the country’s main stages and taken their fado art across borders. This is a project that travels through the main themes of Hermínia Silva, both in fado and in song. Trio goes through songs like “Tendinha”, “Marinheiro Americano”, “Fado Pirim-Pirim” or “Fado das Iscas”. At this year’s edition of Santa Casa Alfama, an hour and a half is expected to remember the great actress and fado singer with relaxed and well-chopped themes, as she liked to say. This show takes place on the 30th of September, at the Church of Santo Estêvão.
Santa Casa Alfama, more than 40 concerts on various stages in Alfama
- Pedro Moutinho
- Teresinha Landeiro
- Peu Madureira
- Júlio Resende
- Pedro Galveias
- Maria Amélia Proença
- Homage to Hermínia Silva by Anabela, FF, Filipa Cardoso e Lenita Gentil, Beatriz Felício & Geadas
- Edu Miranda “Fado no Chorinho”
- Pedro Moutinho
- Luís Caeiro
- Artur Batalha
- Fado singers from Porto sing Hermínia Silva
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