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FABRIC Arts Festival: Gisela João
October 14 @ 8:00 pm$29 – $49
Declared “Portugal’s most widely acclaimed fado singer to emerge in this decade” by the New York Times, chart-topping Gisela João has generated white-hot press for her uncompromising take of bold, new fado from this most traditional music. On stage she jumps, she gestures, she emotes. Her voice evokes fado as a music of the streets, where it began, infused with all the fervor, passion, and honesty of an artist rewriting tradition in her own name.
“Ms. João summoned a full spectrum of fado’s tempestuous passions, from hushed melancholy to eruptive, rough-edged, tearful peaks to aching resignation. Each of her ballads was its own drama, a white-knuckled journey through seismic emotions.”