• Tuesday | 01.05.12
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £12.50 adva...

What is Songlines Music Award-winning world music to one music lover, is chart-topping music to another. Portuguese Fado 4-piece Deolinda are the perfect example of this – hitting No.1 in their home country, while also delighting global music fans across the world with their flamboyant live shows. Fronted by the charming, dreamy, storytelling singing of Ana Bacalhau, their intoxicating mix of delicate fado with Cape Verdean blues and upbeat lyrics and subjects has won them huge critical-acclaim including the coveted Songlines Music Award in 2009.

‘Deolinda are giving Portugal’s signature sound a welcome dose of wit and energy Clive Davis, The Sunday Times

‘Irreverance, wry wit and social rebellion are not characteristics usually associated with Fado, Portugal’s melancholy national song. Yet Deolinda, the quartet led by vocalist Ana Bacalhau has blossomed by combining lusty tunes rooted in the sound of Fado with frothy and even downright caustic contemporary lyrics.’
Tim Woodall

The Fresh face of Fado’ Songlines

This event starts at 8pm but our Picturehouse cafe bar will be open earlier for delicious food and drinks.

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