Teresa Salgueiro’s new show is both a celebration of her 12-year solo career and a call for awareness of the demanding humanization challenges of today’s world.
The theme that gives name to the world tour is based on José Saramago’s poem “Alegria” (in “Probably Alegria”, 1970), played by Teresa Salgueiro and premiered live in Mexico. The idea was to surprise journalist Pilar Del Río, who was present at the concert, and with whom Teresa maintains a close friendship.
For the singer, the theme reflects and reaffirms the right to Joy as a total enjoyment of life, which we all have a duty to provide to others and to implement in the world. At a time when, knowing the global social reality, so many injustices and breaches of freedom are recognized, Teresa considered it important to declare Joy together as a manifesto.
In the age of digitization, which converts and reduces to numbers and algorithms, the cardinal symbol is associated with the voracity with which reality transforms and divides; This is why it is affiliated with the word – in an attempt to readjust its use, so often fleeting, associating it with the importance of celebrating the urgency of building a human society that wants to be truly just and respectful of the fulfillment of the duties, rights and freedoms of the people. individuals within the ecosystem on which they depend and integrate.
The concert will reflect the last 12 years of her career in music which, since the departure of the Madredeus in 2007, corresponds precisely to the period that marks her independence as a performer and, since 2012, her affirmation as the author of music and words. that sings, gathered in the albums “The Mystery” and “The Horizon”.
In addition to the new arrangements for the original themes, he chose from albums that he previously recorded songs that reflect his admiration for folk music of various eras and the cultural plurality of various latitudes that he has been fortunate to visit in his 32-year career. These are songs that represent your thinking and vision of the world and the human being as an agent of change. These are themes that illustrate her unique interpretative ability, the versatility of her vocal instrument, as well as the musicians she has chosen to accompany her: