Ramana Vieira and Ensemble Returns to the with Brand New Material on September 30!
Sunday, 30 Sept. 2012, 4:30 p.m.
2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Called the "New Voice of Portuguese World Music" by Mundo Magazine, vocalist Ramana Vieira has made her mark as one of the premier contemporary Fado artists. Ramana has been featured in the New York Times, headlined the world's largest Portuguese festival, performed at the 2010 Encontro Festival in Macau, and has had a song played in an Olympic opening ceremony. The renowned Portuguese poet Euclides Cavaco has called on Ramana to put several of his poems to music. Her extraordinary gift of bringing Fado into modern times is her unique trademark.
For this return performance at the Jazzschool, Ramana and her ensemble will incorporate uptempo compositions from their 2010 album, "Lagrimas de Rainha," and debut new material written and arranged for their upcoming "Luso Sol." This new work demonstrates the band‚s tremendous versatility on everything from whispering, haunting ballads to hypnotic dance grooves.
Featuring Ramana Vieira, vocals/piano; Laura Boytz, cello; Michael McMorrow, guitarra; Alberto Rameriz, bass; and Stephen La Porta, drums/percussion.
"A World music treat! Centuries of traditional Portuguese folk music get a 21st century upgrade when East Bay native, Ramana Vieira, the top Fado singer in the United States, performs!" Pete Crooks, Diablo Valley Magazine.