Joana Amendoeira vocals – Pedro Amendoeira portuguese guitar – Rogério Ferreira guitar – Antonio Quintino double-bass
The Portuguese singer Joana Amendoeira grew up in a family that cherished the fado tradition. Her brother became a well-known guitarist. Joana has breathed new life into traditional Portuguese music. She achieves moments of sublime harmony, subtlety, and sensuality in her concerts as she offers her personal take on saudade – a word that refers to a blend of feelings of loss, absence, distance, and love. In English, it is often translated as nostalgia or melancholy, but it is a word that is almost impossible to translate.