The delivery of the Manuel Simões Prize to Camané will take place on December 13 at the Fado Museum, said the source of the Foundation.
‘Camané sings Marceloiro’ gave the fadista the first Manuel Simões Award for Best Fado Album, awarded last July.
Created in March of this year by the Foundation that has the name of the record publisher, in the framework of the commemorations of its centenary, the award is annual periodicity and is destined to distinguish exclusively the best fado record edition of the calendar year previous to the delivery of the prize.
In awarding the prize to Camané, the jury pondered the fado singer’s “interpretive mastery”, which “carefully retrieved one of the emblematic repertoires of fado” from one of his “most charismatic performers” – Alfredo Marceneiro – without being confused or follow the model, but rather recreating it by proposing its own registration.
For the jury, Camané made an “illuminated interpretation” of one of the matrix repertoires of fado, in an “excellent equation with instrumental accompaniment”.
The album “shows the artisan facet and affections, the inseparable patrimony of the fado”, and Camané, “an absolute greater figure of the fado panorama,” does it “in a natural way, without artifice or exogenous resources, but in the supreme fadista simplicity, of which he is master. ”
“Plena”, is how the jury qualifies the interpretation of Camané in the album in which it recreates the repertoire of Handyman and in which “all the musical notes, the emotion, the capacity to find the musicality of the words and to print a stamp own, without exaggeration, in a contained, authentic and whole way “.
On the CD published in 2017, with the production of José Mário Branco and Warner Music edition, the jury recognized in Camané the “validation of the tradition”, without being “stuck with it”.
When revisiting the repertoire of the fado singer who created ‘Casa da Mariquinhas’ and inviting Carlos do Carmo to participate in the CD – with whom he sings ‘A casa da camareira’ – Camané establishes “an artistic language”, which translates in the way the “successive generations pass the testimony and temporize the fado, which is always new.”
The jury also decided to highlight the merit of the record editions’ Amália.Fados’67 ‘and’ Amália. Coliseu 1987 ‘, both edited by Valentim de Carvalho, as well as the album’ Recordar Ana Rosmaninho ‘, with an edition of Lagar da Música, for’ rescuing the repertoire essential to tradition and fado practice ‘.
The jury was composed by fado singer Julieta Estrela de Castro, TV presenter Margarida Mercês de Mello, curator of the Fado Museum, Sara Pereira, radio director Edgar Canelas and journalist Nuno Lopes.
The Manuel Simões Foundation was established by the record company in December 2001.
Born in Pedrógão Grande, Manuel Simões (1917-2008) was a record company and founded the publishing house Estoril, Discoteca do Carmo, and the foundation he gave his name in December 2001.