Inês de Vasconcellos presented her debut album Amplexo at Centro Cultural de Belém, a concert of the cycle Há Fado no Cais, with the support of the Fado Museum.
The fado singer’s concert was scheduled for May, it was now and it was well worth the wait, in an almost full room, Inês de Vasconcellos presented her debut album Amplexo, produced by Ricardo Cruz, responsible for the production of dozens of albums by renowned artists such as António Zambujo, Ana Moura or Cristina Branco, edited by Museu do Fado Discos.
Inês de Vasconcellos, early started in music, starting to study at the age of 14, continued her studies at the Music Conservatory of Cascais and Estoril, in violin and singing, and despite the classical beginning, she fell in love with fado, having as references Amália Rodrigues, Maria Teresa de Noronha, Herminia Silva, Fernanda Maria, Carminho and Camané.
Amplexo, relies on the words of excellent authors such as Vasco Graça Moura, Maria do Rosário Pedreira, Capicua or Fernando Pinto do Amaral and compositions by masters such as Mário Pacheco, Tiago Machado, Ricardo Cruz or Edu Mundo, to further enhance the collaboration of Rogério Charraz, Valter Rolo and Flávio Gil.
Inês de Vasconcellos is also the author of the lyrics for the theme “Olhar“, although she does not consider herself a poet and even risked the composition of the music for “Fado do desespero“, doing very well in both.
The concert at the CCB was based on the themes of the record and it was with Rodrigo Costa Félix and Tiago Machado’s “Folhas Caídas” that the concert began, followed by Vasco Graça Moura and Rogério Charraz’s “Fado Das Amarguras” and “Fado Do Desespero” by Vasco Graça Moura and Inês de Vasconcellos.
Since the beginning, the fado singer had the support of the audience present with applause or even accompanying the fado singer, as for example in “Fado Da Surpresa” (Zibarop) by Maria do Rosario Pedreira and Ricardo Cruz, followed by “Amplexo” by Edu Muindo, “Fado Bolero Da Capicua” by Vasco Graça Moura and Ricardo Cruz, followed by an instrumental by the fantastic musicians who accompanied her in the concert, Pedro Viana on Portuguese guitar, Bernardo Viana on fado guitar and Ricardo Cruz on bass.
“Brincadeira” by Fernando Pinto do Amaral and Mário Pacheco, “De Onde Vens” by Flávio Gil and Armando Machado, “Olhar” (Fado Licas) with lyrics by Inês de Vasconcellos and composition by Armando Machado and with the night coming to an end , “Canção Para Ficar” by Augusto Britto, Maria Luiza Fontoura and Rafael Marques and “Estou Bem” by Capicua and Ricardo Cruz.
It was with this theme that Inês de Vasconcellos said goodbye to the stage, on this night that it quickly came to an end, with involving fados and with different nuances and influences that the fado singer absorbed throughout her musical career.
The audience, with a strong ovation, called Inês de Vasconcellos back on stage to re-interpret two songs from the album “Fado Das Amarguras” and “Estou Bem” with which she ended this excellent concert.