Moura makes each song a series of small dramatic surges: glimmers of hope, hints of sensuality, passages of melancholy, glints of determination.
A Portuguese singing tradition dating back to the 1820s, fado is the music of longing, and there is no fado voice like Ana Moura’s. Whether capturing the airs of historic Lisbon or turning attention to the pop songs of today, Moura’s fado singing is rich with verdant emotion.
Moura first sang fado at the age of six, and since then has been nominated for a Grammy, performed live with the Rolling Stones, played protégé to Prince and opened Eurovision 2018.
Hear why this star of the Portuguese blues is so red hot today.