Fado music is renowned for the vocal acrobatics of performers who express passion in songs that evoke American blues for stirring yet mournful tones. Ramana Vieira has taken that tradition in new directions, and over the course of five albums and a twenty year career she has pioneered a new, more upbeat style.
Tonight she and her band – David Parker on bass, Joe Sam on drums, Vincent Tolliver on viola – will celebrate the release of her new album “Tudo de Mim” (All of Me), with an evening of dynamic music rooted in tradition. The San Francisco Chronicle raved that she “breathes new life into Fado,” the Boston Globe applauded her “Fados with a contemporary spin,” and other national and international publications have been similarly complimentary. Find out what the fuss is about tonight at Collage!