Singer and songwriter Sara Tavares, nominated for a Latin Grammy, whose winners are known Thursday in the United States, said she will “sleep peacefully” and “without high expectations.”
“What made me feel, I felt, that it was a pleasure, a celebration just because it was named a Lusophone album made with all the love and a truly Portuguese-speaking team,” said Sara Tavares, whose album “Fitxadu” (2017) ), the fifth of originals, is nominated in the category “Best Root Album”.
In this same category are named Mariza’s most recent album, and “Daquele Jeito!” By Anastácia, “+ AR” by Almir Sater & Renato Teixeira, and Borghetti Yamandu’s self-titled album.
Last year the winner in this category was the CD “Ao Vivo – Melodias Do Sertão” by Bruna Viola.
Sara Tavares, who is preparing with Capicua her next performance, at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico, which opens on the 24th, said that when the winners are announced, she is already sleeping, as she lies down early and will wait until the next morning to meet the distinguished, but has no “expectation”.
Sara Tavares, born 40 years ago in Lisbon, said: “There has been a wonderful reception for the album, which has inspired a lot of people to make a new sound based on a root music, and affirms themselves as a common culture, Africa and Lisbon, and not with borders so delineated “.
This nomination contributes to “say that we are here, in health, that we are contemporaries,” said the interpreter, who has a “full agenda”, with shows coming soon in Norway and the United Kingdom, among other countries, after Guadalajara.
Mariza, who is on a trip to London, where she will present her last album on two stages, in which she plays songs composed by, among others, Jorge Fernando, Mário Pacheco, Matias Damásio and Carolina Deslandes.
This is the third appointment of Mariza, the previous two were in 2007 and 2008, in the category of “Best Folk Music Album”.
Fado singer Carlos do Carmo was the first Portuguese artist to receive a Latin Grammy, by Carreira, in 2014.
The Latin Grammy Awards ceremony, awarded by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, is scheduled for Thursday in Las Vegas, United States.