The water balance, which travels on the waves, easily crosses the ocean and goes from Brazil to Cape Verde and vice versa. Nancy Vieira and Fred Martins know this well.
The first is an authentic living treasure of the islands that gave us morna and funaná, coladera and so much more, the voice of a Creole as universal as it is sweet, as sensual as it is modern, which has recorded in recent years some of the most important records of culture which UNESCO now recognizes as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, cases of “Florida Morning” or “No Amá”. And Fred Martins is another treasure, this one on the other side of the ocean, a composer, award-winning guitarist, applauded by the public and critics, respected by his peers.
Together, Nancy and Fred started recording, in this Lisbon that unites so many, “O Samba Me Diz”, united by producer Paulo Borges. That was the song that they also performed together in a television special, A Música é Meu País, which RTP 1 showed recently. And in this sweet balance of samba in which Nancy and Fred met, a complicity was born that is now preparing to translate into a concert, an intimate duet of two giant talents who take bossa and rhythms from Cape Verde and give them new nuances, new accents, new sweetness. Music of extreme quality, of total sincerity, capable of grasping bodies and hearts, performed by two artists who are as genuine as they are universal. It can not be better
The Nancy Vieira project invites Fred Martins to perform live in two concerts of “Soam as Guitarras” accompanied by Bruno Chaveiro on Portuguese Guitar.