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Sara Tavares & Carminho

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Beloved Cape Verdean Singer

Rising Fado Star

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Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

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At times, a very special concert falls into our laps on short notice. This is one of those occasions. Two singers, each of whom is capable of giving listeners goosebumps, are doing a rare North American tour, and at the last minute, they’re agreed to add a handful of dates. One of these will be at the Dakota.

About Sara Tavares

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Star of 2007 globalFEST, the beloved Cape Verdean singer-songwriter Sara Tavares makes her triumphant return to the U.S. after a six-year pause, while she battled and recovered from a serious illness. Tavares “trades in understatement. She strokes rather than strums guitar chords… and her soft close-to-the-mike voice specialises in gentle yearning.” (Independent)  

Born in Lisbon to Cape Verdean parents, Tavares celebrates her heritage while incorporating global influences. She will fill the stage with funky rhythms, warm vocals and gorgeous, textured songwriting.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“If sunshine made a noise, it would probably sound like this.” – Taplas, UK

“Sara manages to fuse European and African styles in a series of gorgeous songs… gentle, melodic and rhythmic. Beautiful” Express, UK


About Carminho

Carminho is one of the most talented and innovative fado singers of her generation. Born Carmo Rebelo de Andrade to a mother who is also a revered fado singer, her distinctive sound draws inspiration from fado legends Lucília do Carmo, Fernando Maurício, and Amália Rodrigues.

She is one of the most outstanding and heartfelt voices to come out of the recent fado resurgence, performing traditional and contemporary songs, as well as jazz, Brazilian pop, and Portuguese folk music.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“One of the most promising Portuguese vocalists to emerge in years” – All Music

“a powerful new traditional fado” – Guardian