Articles tagged portugal

Carlos Paredes: Guitarra Portuguesa / Movimento Perpétuo

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.

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I Do It For Music, I Do It For Love: PopMatters Meets The Gift

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 ...

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28 Sep 2011 // 10:00 PM

The Gift: Explode

Explode, as an artistic statement, simply sputters and fizzles out, except when it whispers.

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Ana Moura: Leva-me aos Fados

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.

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27 Aug 2009 // 9:59 PM

Deolinda: Canção Ao Lado

Canção ao Lado is fado music that grins at moody aesthetes and applauds practicality and humour.

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17 Aug 2009 // 9:58 PM

Lura: Eclipse

Describing Lura as a younger, nonsmoking Cesária Évora is partly right yet partly wrong.

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The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget by

This guide will help you pinch your pennies along the journey so you can splash out when it counts.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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