Sunday, April 25, 2010

CD Review: Ana Moura's Fado

Ana Moura
Leva-Me Aos Fados

Portugal's Ana Moura is now in the realm of other great fado singers, including Amalia Rodrigues and Mariza. Fado is most common in Portugal, but it can be heard in other countries, as well. It follows a mournful, lyrical style and folk-guitar tunings in a carefully structured environment. The music is sorrowful, but very engaging. In fact, the album's title is translated as "Take Me To A Fado House". Anyone with a Latin American or Mediterranean musical preference will most likely enjoy Ana Moura's fado style. This is not an over-produced, electronic album of dance music or pop. It is traditional fado with lilting rhythms, light guitar picking, and romantic vocals. Open your ears and heart today with Leva-Me Aos Fados. Take someone you love to the fado house. ~ Matthew Forss

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