ECA Presents Portugese Fado Singer Ana Moura

Internationally-recognized artist Ana Moura will bring fado, the expressive and sensual form of Portuguese song, to Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The youngest fadista to be nominated for a Dutch Edison Award, Ms. Moura blends traditional fado with pop music, broadening the scope of this Lisbon song form in a highly personal way. Her engagement in Edmonds will include new songs from the Moura album, as well as older hits such as Leva-me aos Fados, Até ao Verão and O Fado da Procura.

There is no other voice in fado quite like that of Ana Moura. She strolls freely through tradition but flirts elegantly with pop music. What sets her apart is not only her low-pitched and sensual tone, so unique – Ana Moura instantaneously transforms any melody to which she lends her voice, into fado. It’s an immediate spark, an emotional explosion aimed ruthlessly at the listener’s heart.

Ms. Moura’s stage presence embodies the spirit of the iconic fadista, and has captured the attention of Caetano Veloso, The Rolling Stones and Prince – giving rise to inspired crossover collaborations with musical giants in rock, pop and jazz. 

Desfado, Ana Moura’s latest release, was honored with the Amalia Rodrigues Award for “Best Album.” This prize was given to the double CD version of the album, entitled Desfado/Caixa Alfama, which hit stores in December 2013, one year after the release of the standard version.

Don’t miss Ana Moura’s fabulous concert. Tickets are $29, $34, $39. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ec4arts.org, through the ECA Box Office located at 410 Fourth Avenue North, or by calling 425.275.9595. Youth/Student $15 are available by calling or visiting the ECA Box office. ECA is a proud member of TeenTix, and offers $5 tickets to teens at the Box Office on the day of the performance, pending availability. To become a TeenTix member, register at www.teentix.org.

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Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), is a non-profit performing arts facility located in scenic downtown Edmonds, Washington.  Located in the historic original Edmonds High School building, ECA was remodeled and opened in October 2006 to be a cultural resource for the Puget Sound region through performing arts presentations, community partnerships and education outreach programs.

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