Ulisses

Ulisses

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by Christina Branco
     
 
First-time listeners to this Portuguese chanteuse may become so instantly infatuated with her beautiful, expressive voice and the plucky native guitar of Custódio Castelo that they may not truly care about the fado music traditions the two are carrying on via this enchanting collection. One could simply enjoy the impressionistic English translations of these

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First-time listeners to this Portuguese chanteuse may become so instantly infatuated with her beautiful, expressive voice and the plucky native guitar of Custódio Castelo that they may not truly care about the fado music traditions the two are carrying on via this enchanting collection. One could simply enjoy the impressionistic English translations of these Portuguese songs, punctuated sweetly and appropriately by an English-language rendering of Joni Mitchell's unabashedly romantic "A Case of You." But for those who want to understand the essence of Branco's artistry, it's interesting to note that her mission is to take fado out of its traditional mode of suffering, melancholy, and impotence and breathe new life into the genre with more hopeful interpretations. Composer and guitarist Castelo helps her realize her vision by artfully combining classics and originals to fit the beautiful tonality of her voice. His melodies tap the memory of the fado but transcend the fatalistic and head boldly into more lighthearted territory. Beyond such definitions, it's simply beautiful to listen to.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2005
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0602498208984
catalogNumber:
000619802

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Performance Credits

Cristina Branco   Primary Artist
Custódio Castelo   Guitar
Miguel Carvalhinho   Background Vocals,Classical Guitar
Ricardo J. Dias   Piano
Fernando Maia   Bass Guitar
Alexandre Silva   Guitar

Technical Credits

Joni Mitchell   Composer
Ariel Ramírez   Composer
Fernando Nunes   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Félix Luna   Composer
Vitorino   Composer
Morais Moreira   Composer
Custódio Castelo   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Paul Eluard   Composer
Ricardo Dias   Composer

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