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Portuguese Fado Show with Ramana Vieira
March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $20.00
Saturday, March 30, 2019
7:00 pm Doors open 6:30
Take a journey to the world of Fado, often described as the Portuguese version of the blues. This concert presents Fado as interpreted by Ramana Vieira, a northern California native of Portuguese descent who has been described by The New York Times as an American at the forefront of the Fado resurgence. The San Francisco Examiner calls her “the Rising Star in World Music.” Following her show at the Soper Reese last year, this year’s performance will concentrate more fully on the authentic fado style.
Ms. Vieira is performing here in Lake County in recognition of Portugal Day which celebrates the death of Portugal’s national literary icon, Luís de Camões, who died on June 10, 1580. De Camões has been compared to William Shakespeare in his mastery of the language while his poetic masterpiece, Os Lusiadas (The Lusiads), has become an icon of Portuguese literature.
Fado has Moorish musical roots and is often associated with pubs, cafés and restaurants. Originating in 1820’s Portugal, this style of singing is characterized by poetic lyrics related to the elements of love, loss, redemption and occasionally humor. These ballads evoke the emotion of “saudade,” a yearning for something lost.
The show is on Saturday, March 30, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20. Open seating. Tickets are available at soperreesetheatre.com; at the theatre’s Box Office, 275 S. Main St., Lakeport, up to two hours before show time; at The Travel Center, 1265 S. Main St., Lakeport, Monday-Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Theatre telephone is 707-263-0577; Travel Center phone is 707-263-3095.