Antonio Zambujo

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 The honeyed tones and sensitive interpretations of Antonio Zambujo have propelled him into the vanguard of modern fadistas making their voices heard internationally. He constitutes a unique voice on Lisbon's fado scene.

Besides his musical education he studied clarinet and classic guitar he grew up steeped in the music of his homeland region, cante alentejano, a male choir chant from the South of Portugal which is infused with influences from neighbouring North Africa.

Add to this his passions for jazz and Brazilian music, his readiness to make sometimes controversial experiments with instrumentation, unexpected collaborations with artists such as the Bulgarian choir Angelite and top Portuguese pop and jazz singers and you have an artist who is expanding the horizons of traditional fado while remaining committed to exploring its roots. (Taken from Womex Artists Page)

António Zambujo

António Zambujo was born in Beja, Alentejo (South of Portugal) in 1975. He grew up listening to the traditional male chant called ‘Cante Alentejano’ that became one of his strongest influences. Around the age of 8, Zambujo started studying clarinet but soon he fell in love with Fado when listening to Amália Rodrigues, Alfredo Marceneiro, Maria Teresa de Noronha and João Ferreira Rosa. And it was singing, when he was 16 years old, that he won a regional Fado contest.

His professional career started when Mário Pacheco, the renowned Portuguese guitarist and composer, invited him to sing in his Club de Fado, in Lisbon. Not for a long time though. After an audition, António was chosen to take the role of Francisco da Cruz, Amalia’s first husband, in the blockbuster Musical ‘Amália’. He performed continuously during 4 years in Lisbon and after that he toured all around Portugal achieving enormous success. (taken from World Village website)

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