Madredeus, the essential Portuguese band led by Pedro Ayres Magalhães, is back onstage again after a six year sabbatical, celebrating their 25th anniversary.
The show on Monday, April 16th, in London marks the return of Portugal’s most atmospheric and long-term musical export. Their soaring ethereal sound took them from their rehearsal room in a church in the Lisbon neighborhood of Madredeus in the mid-1980s to ovations in concert halls around the world.
Together with the keyboards of long time member Carlos Maria Trindade, and the strings of Jorge Varrecoso (violin), António Figueiredo (violin) and Luís Clode (cello), the group has discovered a remarkable new voice: Beatriz Nunes. The April 16th special show presents highlights of Madredeus’ catalog devotedly chosen from the last quarter century.
Monday, April 16th at 20:00 (8:00 pm)
London EC2Y 8DS
Underground: Barbican, Moorgate
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.