On Wednesday in Campo Pequeno and integrated into the cycle of shows “Santa Casa Portugal ao Vivo”, Carminho performed, where she presented the songs of his new album ‘Maria’, an album about and dedicated to Women.
This album contains several songs composed by the “fadista” and two others with lyrics by Joana Espadinha, and is a very intimate a very personal album. Carminho starts his presentation with the fado “O Beginço“, and “Desengano“.
Carminho one of the best voices of the Portuguese music entered the Santa Casa Portugal Live Festival stage, another excellent production by Everything is new in partnership with Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, the Lisbon City Council, EGEAC and the Porto City Council, made this initiative possible, which aims to support culture and its artists and show again that culture is possible to continue to exist, despite the pandemic.
The Fadista, visibly moved, thanked the public for her appearance, in troubled and difficult times. She told us that she had not been on the stage since March, that she was nervous, not knowing what he was going to find.
The public responded with love, with warmth, always pulling for her, showing her affection. With his hoarse voice, she interpreted the first single from her new album “Maria”, “O Menino ea Cidade“.
But it was not just the new songs that Carminho sang. The singer also brought us songs from the album “Alma”, being “A Bia da Mouraria” one of those examples.
Carminho told us that “fado is not from yesterday, it is timeless, it really speaks”, and proving that it interprets a fado whose lyrics were written by she thirty years ago “Se Vieres, Fado Santa Luzia“.
Very emotional, Carminho interacts with “her” audience, confessing “the longing he feels for being on stage, it seems like the first time she is singing“, are her words. The night continues with “A Mulher Vento”
With “Bom dia Amor”, she instigated the audience to look at the person next to them and everyone to sing “Bom dia Amor”, thus reminding those who daily pass by our side, without realizing it. This was followed by “Disse-te Adeus“, “Sete Saias“, “Meu Amor Marinheiro“, and “Quero um Cavalo de Várias Cores“.
Carminho was exceptionally accompanied by Pedro Geraldes, on Guitars, on the Bass was Tiago Maia, Flávio César Cardoso on Classic Guitar and André Dias on Portuguese Guitar.
The fado “A Estrela“, from her new album, was written by the fado singer, dedicated to people who ‘save‘ the lives of so many others, is a song that speaks of hope, care, love, which in such troubled times as these are much-needed emotions.
“Saudades trago Comigo” brought to the stage his special guest his greatest reference in fado, Camané, a fado singer who does not need any presentation, and which made the audience vibrate. This was followed by “Sei de um Rio” and “As Rosas” also this theme interpreted by the two great fado singers Carminho and Camané.
Carminho enchanted the public with “Uma Vida Noutra Vida”, “Marcha de Alfama”.
She never tires of thanking the audience, reinforcing the longing she had to sing, she told us that during the period she was not singing, she was a mother, and full of that emotion she sings to us “Escrevi teu Nome no Vento”.
With “Senhora da Nazaré”, she thanks her parents, who were in the audience, for all the support and affection they always gave her, revealing that this fado that had been taught by her mother in her “Casa de Fados“, she has been listening to him since she was 12 years old.
The night is coming to an end, but the audience asks for more and more, just one more song and Carminho doesn’t disappoint, she calls Camané again, and together they sing “A Marcha do Bairro Alto”,
And the night ends brilliantly, Carminho gave the audience a great gift, showed us her great voice, without a microphone, singing the fado “As Minhas Penas”, one of the fados with which she, almost always, ends her shows.
Without microphone her powerful voice spread through Campo Pequeno, bringing to ecstasy all those who had the courage to go to Campo Pequeno.