Friday, September 26, 2014

Ramana Vieira To Perform at Freight and Salvage Oct. 29, 2014 Co-billed with Redwood Tango Duo for An evening of Fado and energetic Tango

Ramana Vieira
To Perform  at Freight and Salvage Oct. 29, 2014

Co-billed with Redwood Tango Duo
An evening of Fado and energetic Tango
Freight and Salvage 
2020 Addison Street / Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2020 /

  • The San Francisco Chronicle says that “no one in the United States is doing more to breathe new life into Fado.
  • ”Mundo Portuguese Magazine has called her “the new voice of Portuguese world music.”
  • The Boston Globe called her one of the pioneers of creating a most unique hybrid of Fados with a contemporary 21st century spin.
  • According to the New York Times, “the conservatory-trained singer Ramana Vieira adds a New Age sensibility and instrumentation to the music with cello and drums.”

Ramana Vieira sings Fado like it’s never been sung before. Mundo Portuguese Magazine has called her “the new voice of Portuguese world music.” Fado means fate, and you can think of Fado as the Portuguese version of the blues, a heartfelt, haunting music full of despair and lost love. Ramana and her virtuoso ensemble play classics and originals, digging deep into traditional Fado and transforming it into something utterly current.


Ramana Vieira meets President of the Azores, Dr. Vasco Cordeiro at Jantar de Abertura da XVII Assembleira Geral Casas dos Azores on Aug, 29th, 2014.

Vieira just returned from performing with Chico Avila at a famous dinner where the President of the Azores was in attendance, as well as both Consul Generals, Dr. Nuno Mathias from S.F. and Consul Honorario De Portugal em Tulare, professor Diniz Borges, and U.S Congressman Jim Costa.  Ramana stated that:"I am just walking on a cloud from it all. I feel I have finally arrived my friends and it feels good." Ramana Vieira is also also happy to announce that her new album -"Windows of Luso Sol"- is in the works and should be completed by the end of 2014 .

She has many performances coming up including her famous tour in Oregon at the lovely Coelho Winery Estate in Amity Oregon Nov. 29th, 2014. Also she will be back at the Freight and Salvage this time teaming up with Duo team "Redwood Tango' on Oct. 29th, 2014

Vieira will be a radio co-host with the Luso Media team member, Nelson Leite, starting Oct. 1, 2014. We are co-hosting a luso themed radio show featuring people in our community, highlights, interesting topics, music and art, and so much more. 

Look for her Oct. 1, 2014 at


Coelho Winery in Amity, Oregon
Nov. 29th, 2014

Bay Area
Livermore Library
Dec. 7th, 2014

Walnut Creek Library 
Dec. 15th, 2014

 Please check the website for more concert dates 

Born in San Leandro, California to Portuguese immigrants, Ramana has a personal relationship to fado that lies deep in her family history. Her grandfather was a famous musician and composer from Madeira Island, and Ramana was exposed to the voices of Portugal's past at a young age. Many of the songs on her recordings are inspired by Ramana's main influence, Amália Rodrigues, known as the "Queen of Fado", which she heard on her mother's record collection as a child.  

Ramana Vieira
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