Sara Correia's UK debut: her intense, smoky and passionate voice captures love and power, sadness and joy, the city of Lisbon and the Portuguese soul. Inhabiting the middle ground between traditional, dark fado and its modern, lighter incarnation, her mellifluous toplines owe something also to French chanson.
Her debut album, Sara Correia—released in 2018—is mainly acoustic and featured Ângelo Ferreira – "undoubtedly one of this generation's Portuguese guitar geniuses" – Marino de Freitas on bass guitar, and Vicky Marques on percussion. The album earned her two nominations for the PLAY-Portuguese Music Awards in the categories of Best Fado Album and Best New Artist. The international edition of her debut album was released by Wrasse Records in 2019.
In support is Babesa Cubana. From the 1940s onwards many Greek songs have been coloured and driven by the rhythms and sounds of Brazil, Cuba and Argentina. Fronted by Latin jazz singer Andria Antoniou, musicians from Greece and South America add a Latin tinge to the contemporary Greek songbook.
Part of La Linea - The London Latin Music Festival