Fado great Carlos do Carmo grabs a Grammy

By TPN/Lusa, in Regional · 03-07-2014 15:38:00 · 1 Comments

The Fado singer Carlos do Carmo, celebrating his 50th year in show business, is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Board of Trustees
announced this week.

Do Carmo will pick up the award at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on 19 November and becomes the very first Portuguese performer to receive such a Grammy designed to honour “major landmarks on the international musical panorama.”
The academy’s statement termed Carlos do Carmo, aged 74, “one of the greatest fado singers of his generation” and mentions how he is the son of the “legendary Fado singer Lucília do Carmo, who played an important role in his career that now extends over 50 years”.

The statement then describes the voice of do Carmo as one of the most emblematic in Portuguese music and how his musical style and vocal tone combine an affinity with French song and Brazilian bossa nova to come up with his “unmistakeable style.”
Out of the singer’s vast back catalogue, the statement refers to the songs “Duas lágrimas de orvalho”, “Lisboa menina e moça” and “Canoas do Tejo” as key references along with his performances at the Olympia in Paris, the Alter Oper in Frankfurt, and the Royal Albert Hall in London.


Parabéns ao meu ex-colega do Liceu Passos Manuel em Lisboa. Abraço amigo

by Rodrigo Alvernaz from USA on 15-07-2014 06:54:00
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