Thursday, December 1 2011
The first two albums by the Portuguese guitar maestro -- and maestro of the Portuguese guitar -- are re-issued by Drag City. If Vivaldi ever created anything this hauntingly, violently sensual, he kept it to himself.
Sunday, October 9 2011
PopMatters traveled all the way to Spain to find out what was so unique about The Gift, one of Portugal's most famous acts, now attempting to break through to America. These are the wonderful results ...
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Explode, as an artistic statement, simply sputters and fizzles out, except when it whispers.
Tuesday, May 4 2010
Another excellent showcase for Moura's art. Backed by Custódio Castelo's subtle guitar, she evokes a number of fado's most important elements: its sense of melancholy, of fatalism, and of itself.
Thursday, August 27 2009
Canção ao Lado is fado music that grins at moody aesthetes and applauds practicality and humour.
Monday, August 17 2009
Describing Lura as a younger, nonsmoking Cesária Évora is partly right yet partly wrong.
Sunday, July 6 2008
This guide will help you pinch your pennies along the journey so you can splash out when it counts.