DULCE PONTES

12 November 2022

Event Type

Concert

Location

La Madeleine

Presented By

Public

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Over the past 30 years, Dulce Pontes has become one of the most important voices for Fado lovers. Pianist, composer and performer are three roles that Dulce Pontes assumes with ease. On 12 November 2022, the Portuguese singer will prove it in La Madeleine!

Her hit "Canção do Mar", which broke through in 1993, is still one of the audience's favourite songs in her concerts, and established Dulce Pontes as the renovator of Fado, taking over from Amalia Rodrigues.

Her artistic qualities, her classical training and her cultural concerns have made Dulce Pontes a tireless traveller who has collaborated with the world's greatest artists. The collaboration with Ennio Morricone in 2003, which resulted in the release of the album "Focus" with 300,000 copies sold and several world tours, is especially dear to Dulce. She kept a close relationship with the Italian genius who died in July 2020. Thus, in the concerts of the Portuguese artist, a part is reserved for the songs she performed with Ennio, such as "Cinema Paradiso".

But the concert at La Madeleine will also take us to Brazil. She will make us rediscover songs full of strength, dance and the sensuality of the Brazilian diva Elis Regina who died prematurely in the 1980s. Dulce Pontes takes responsibility in her concerts by paying tribute to this voice and this immense personality, as no one has ever done before.

Accompanied by Yelsy Heredia (Cuba, double bass, the best of his generation, former permanent collaborator of Chucho Valdés), Luis Guerreiro (Portuguese guitar, former permanent collaborator of other great Portuguese artists such as Mariza) and Sergio Fernandez (piano, Cuba) she attracts world-class musicians on tour!

The press has written about Dulce Pontes:

New York Times, at her 2007 concert at Carnegie Hall:

"Ms. Pontes has an extraordinary voice: tart and sympathetic, delicate and burnished, stretching upward to that of an airborne soprano"

The Guardian, on her 2018 London concert with Ennio Morricone :

"This is terrific, as are the pieces with Dulce Pontes, who brings a breathtaking melodrama to the song from the film Sacco and Vanzetti"

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