She’s like the Britney Spears of Portuguese fado (only actually musically talented). Ana Moura is young and beautiful and has the voice of her country’s oldest style of music. Backed by mandolin and acoustic guitars, she sings with the signature dramatic sound of the style, while bringing a poppier edge to the classical form. You can see her at the Symphony Space on April 18. Tickets are $32. myspace.com/anamourafado.
Ana Moura: Portuguese Fado Goes Pop
—by Megan DiGuilio, April 16, 2010