Artist Profiles: Carlos Do Carmo

Carlos Do Carmo – Photo by Feligenio Medeiro

Portuguese fado star Carlos Do Carmo was born pn December 21, 1939 in Lisbon, Portugal. Carlos Do Carmo is known as “The voice of the fado”, Portugal’s folk song. After numerous recordings and with hundreds of performances in his resume, the new generations always take him as a point of reference.

Son of the great fado singer Lucilia Do Carmo, he has disseminated Portuguese popular music like no other has done. He has contributed in changing the sad image of the fado and each performance of his is a delight to be witnessed. At times he tells us, and he sings, that songs have ceased to belong to their authors so as to pass themselves on to the people who immortalize them.

Discography:

O Fado Em Duas Gerações ‎(Decca, 1969)
Por Morrer Uma Andorinha (Philips, 1970)
Carlos Do Carmo (Tecla, 1970)
O Fado De Carlos Do Carmo ‎(Alvorada, 1971)
Carlos Do Carmo (Tecla, 1972)
Carlos Do Carmo Com Guitarras (Tecla, 1975)
Uma Canção Para A Europa (Movieplay, 1976)
Um Homem Na Cidade (Trova, 1977)
Dez Fados Vividos (Trova, 1978)
Ao Vivo No Olympia (Philips, 1980)
Fado Em Tom Maior (Valentim De Carvalho, 1983)
Um Homem No País (Philips, 1983)
Em Concerto ‎(Edisom, 1984)
Chuva Na Areia – Banda Sonora Original ‎(Vaga, 1985)
Mais Do Que Amor É Amar (Philips, 1986)
Carlos Do Carmo Ao Vivo 25 Anos De Cantar Canecão Rio De Janeiro ‎(Fonopress Indústria Fonográfica, 1988)
Que Se Fez Homem De Cantar (Philips, 1990)
Margens (EMI, 1996)
Ao Vivo No CCB ‎(EMI, 1999)
Nove Fados E Uma Canção De Amor (Universal Music Portugal, 2002)
Fado Lisboa: An Evening At The “Faia” (Philips, 2003)
Ao Vivo: Coliseu Dos Recreios De Lisboa Mercury, (Universal Music Portugal, 2004)
Ao Vivo No Casino ‎(Corda Seca, 2004)
Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa E Carlos Do Carmo ‎(Universal Music Portugal, 2005)
À Noite (Universal Music Portugal, 2007)
Carlos Do Carmo / Bernardo Sassetti (Universal Music Portugal, 2010)
100 Canções – Uma Vida – 10 – Ao Vivo No Casino Do Estoril (Universal Music Portugal, 2010)
Maria João Pires & Carlos Do Carmo (Universal Music Portugal, 2012)
Fado É Amor (Universal Music Portugal, 2013)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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