Matilde Cid took her second album Desassossego to Teatro Maria Matos, a fado album and much more, full of captivating music and lyrics.
Alentejana from Estremoz, Matilde, grew up in a family linked to music, musical evenings were common if her father was a fan of jazz, blues and bossa-nova, and her mother had a preference for fado, which would win her heart, but, As he showed in yesterday’s concert at Maria Matos, he can master other genres, which he sings wonderfully.
She started by singing in cafes in Estremoz and while attending the University, in Évora, then in the capital’s fado houses, at the invitation of Maria João Quadros, he became part of the regular cast of Casa da Mariquinhas in Alcântara but also worked at the Mesa de Frades, Senhor Vinho and Associação do Fado Casto.
Matilde also attended the biggest fado festival, the Caixa Alfama Fado Festival, in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and participated in the musical Once in Fado, in London.
At Teatro Maria Matos he was joined by Bernardo Couto on Portuguese guitar, Bernardo Saldanha on fado guitar and Francisco Gaspar on bass, three of the best Portuguese guitarists.
Matilde was also joined on stage by three fantastic guests, pianist Manuel Oliveira, violinist Malú Garcia and singer-songwriter Fred Martins, who added even more shine to a spectacular concert.