An Evening of Fado with Maria Emília and Helder MoutinhoDurgin Hall at UMass Lowell @ 35 Wilder St, Lowell, MA 01854, USA, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01854, United States
Presented by The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies Helder Moutinho is a fadista of startling depth and invention with a long family lineage devoted to fado. Helder is a poet whose albums are multi-faceted creations, each built around a unifying concept: they evoke contemporary experiences of love and loss, framed by the ancient alleyways and shadows of Old Lisbon. Maria Emília moved from Brazil to Portugal at a young age and began singing fado early; she has been performing for 18 years. Perhaps no other singer of her generation combines raw magnetism, complete freedom, and total commitment to traditional fado to such devastating effect.