In 2019, Carlos do Carmo turns 80 and this will be the year he will say goodbye to the stage.
After throughout his career, he has edited songs that will forever be stamped in the collective memory, it is time for Carlos do Carmo to say goodbye to the stage. In his luggage, he keeps memories of a journey in which he raised Portuguese music to the highest level.
It is in 2019 that the fado singer turns 80 and, although he considers that “there are people who have a great capacity to continue singing until the 90”, this is not his case.
This will be, therefore, “the year of farewell, without bitterness, without soreness.” In a video he shared on his official Facebook page, Carlos do Carmo took the opportunity to leave a feeling of “gratitude to all the people who” have given him “so many joys and generosity.”
Also on November 2 and 9, Carlos do Carmo will perform concerts in the coliseums of Porto and Lisbon, as well as some shows in Brazil and the United States.
“In the Castle” put “an elbow” and in “Alfama” rested “the look”. “Ribeira” leaned on “the head”, “cushion of the bed of the Tagus”, “with sheets embroidered in haste in the chambray of a kiss”. That is how Carlos do Carmo sang ‘Lisbon girl and girl’ and reminded us that “it is not because a swallow dies that spring is over.”
With a career spanning more than 50 years, Carlos do Carmo was recognized in 2014 with a Latin Grammy of career, which also earned him the Personality of the Year Award – Martha de la Cal, from the Associação Imprensa Estrangeira em Portugal.
In 2015 he received the ‘Grande Médaille de Vermeil’ from the city of Paris, ‘the highest distinction’ of the French capital, and a year later he was awarded the title of Grand Officer of the Order of Merit, Republic.
In 2013, when he celebrated his 50th career, he edited the album ‘Fado é amor’. who recorded in duo with several fadistas, among which Ricardo Ribeiro, Camané, Mariza, Raquel Tavares and Marco Rodrigues.