Zambujo is one of a scant handful of male Fado singers.
His approach is sweet and mellow, not overly dramatic, or breast beating, as some Fadista’s renditions tend to be. The result is something very intimate, and in the second of the songs, he even seems to be channeling a bit of Bossa Nova.
This is an excerpt from his performance at WOMEX 2010.

2 Responses to “António Zambujo Sings Some Very Special Fado”

  1. Peter Voncken says:

    I just discovered your site on this cloudy sunday morning in the South of the Netherlands(Meerssen). Great site, fantastic how the music and the people with their inspired expression share their music with me and all people all over the world. For example this male fado singer Zambujo, never heard a male fado singer before. His voice leaves behind the same melancholic emotion as the female singers do. Thanks for bringing a great deal of undicovered music into my ears.

    • Michal says:

      Hi Peter:
      Hearing from you makes my day a bit brighter. I’m leaving for a “music collecting” trip next week and hope to give you more videos to lift the clouds soon !


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