Saturday, November 2, 2013

Ramana Vieira-Back by Popular Demand Oregon Tour

Back by Popular Demand Oregon Tour

Fri Dec. 6 2013
Paschal Winery
Paschal Winery
1122 Suncrest Road
Talent, Oregon 97540
(541) 535-7957

Sat Dec. 7 2013
The Coelho Winery Fourth Annual Holiday Portuguese Fado Concert with Ramana Vieira
Coelho Winery
111 5TH Street
Amity, Oregon 97101
(503) 835-9305
Join us! For an evening with “The new voice of Portuguese World Music”.
Saturday December 7th, 6:00-9:00 P.M. Tickets $25 advance $30 at the door
Register at this link:

Library Concerts in Oregon Dec. 2013
Sat Dec.7, 2013
Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 988-5392

sun Dec. 8th, 2013
11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Central Library
801 SW 10th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97205
(503) 988-5123

Sun Dec.8th, 2013
Gresham Library
3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
385 NW Miller Ave.
Gresham, Oregon 97030

 About Ramana-

“Ramana Vieira, a rising star in World Music.”
-San Francisco Examiner

“The new voice of Portuguese World music”
-Antonio Olilveira, Mundo Portuguese

“No one in the United States is doing more to breathe new life into Fado than Ramana Vieira, a sultry, dramatic singer.”
-Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle

Ramana Vieira sings with such a wide range of emotions one cannot help but be mesmerized by images of old world Portugal that emerge from the depths of her soul. Her extraordinary gift of bringing this 15th century style into modern times is her unique trademark. Often referred to as the New Voice of Portuguese World Music, this powerful vocalist is making her mark as one of the premier contemporary Fado artists. According to the Portuguese, Fado is a melancholy and often-mournful music similar to the American blues as it tells stories of heartache and disappointment. The essence of the poetry is the quality of saudade, a word that is difficult to translate as it expresses a myriad of feelings.

Some of the highlights of Ramana's performance career include: opening for Grammy nominated fadista Mariza; performing her original song “Unido Para Amar” for the 2006 Winter Olympics video montage; making her international debut with RPT TV Portuguese network; and chosen to sing for the Grammy’s 50th Awards special Music Cares benefit to honor Aretha Franklin. Her two prior recordings, “Despi A Alma (I Undressed My Soul)” and “Sem Ti” helped her to gain recognition, win awards, and appear on the cover of “Mundo Portuguese” Magazine.

Ramana sincerely believes that her progressive and unconventional style of juxtaposing different instrumental layers and nuances will open new doors for Fado music while continuing to maintain the integrity of a time-honored tradition. With her incredible artistry and devotion for Fado music there is no doubt this bright-eyed beauty will accomplish her dream.

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