‘Gisela’s fado is the song, the soul so full, so intense that it makes you tremble to the bone.’ VICE
‘When I go outside Portugal people don’t understand a word,’ says Gisela João. ‘I want you to imagine you are in the living room of my house, we are friends and I am singing stories about life and love. It’s like the poems choose me. I have a very personal connection between myself and the poems.’
Fado singer Gisela João feels her music very deeply. It speaks to people because it’s personal to her. That’s why we were keen to have her in Songlines Encounters as part of Kings Place’s Venus Unwrapped series featuring top female artists. It is with this in mind that she’s chosen her repertoire.
This event is part of Songlines Encounters Festival 2019.