“Antonio Zambujo is currently the biggest star in Portugal’s contemporary music scene, period.” (Hashtag “truth,” as they say.)
Zambujo comes to Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center Theater for one performance only on Saturday, April 7, at 8:00 p.m. Please note: no opening act, concert begins at 8:00 p.m.
Zambujo has carved out his own musical path between Fado and traditional music of the Alentejo, with Brazilian influences thrown in. Recording and performing live worldwide since 2004, Zambujo is winner of the Amalia Rodrigues Foundation Prize for Best Male Fado Singer.
The concert will include music from his latest album, a tribute to the Brazilian sounds and rhythms of Chico Buarque, one of Brazil’s greatest singer-songwriters. Antonio notes that Brazilian popular music has often played a key role in his work. The Firehouse concert will also include many favorites from Zambujo’s earlier albums.
Born in Beringel, Beja, Portugal, and beloved worldwide, this is a rare opportunity for both Bay Area fans and those new to the lush, delicate, intricate, and passionate music that is Portugal.