Wednesday, October 1, 2014

An Evening of Fado and energetic Tango Ramana Vieira To Perform at Freight and Salvage Oct. 29, 2014

Ramana Vieira
To Perform at Freight and Salvage Oct. 29, 2014 Co-billed with Redwood Tango Duo

An Evening of Fado and energetic Tango
Open dance floor!
$20 advance / $22 door
Doors open at 7p.m. show starts at 8p.m.
    Vieira is joined by Chilean Guitarist/Percussionist Tomas Salcedo and cellist Gretchen Hopkins and on 
    bass, Alberto Rameriz

Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison Street / Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2020 /

     “No one in the United States is doing more to breathe new life into Fado.” -The San Francisco Chronicle

     Ramana Vieira is “the new voice of Portuguese world music.” -Mundo Portuguese Magazine

     “One of the pioneers of creating a most unique hybrid of Fados with a contemporary 21st century spin.” -The Boston Globe

    “Conservatory-trained singer Ramana Vieira adds a New Age sensibility and instrumentation to the music with cello and drums.” - New York Times

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.

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 is on the heels of finishing her third album luso-inspired "Windows of Luso Sol" with a mixture of Fado flavors honoring her song writing craft and collaborative relationship with Portuguese-Canadian Poet-Author Euclides Cavaco.

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. 2, 2014. They 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. 2, 2014 at

Coelho Winery
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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