The group’s purpose is to combine traditional Cante Alentejano (folk music from the Alentejo region of Portugal) with elements from other musical traditions, such as classical music.
Five musicians, of different generations, and with diversified musical formations, from the band. Five voices, one cellist, two acoustics guitarists, an accordionist and a percussionist bring an intimate style to Traditional Cante songs.
Celina Piedade – vocals, accordion
José Melo – vocals, guitar
Cláudio Trindade – vocals, percussion
Susana Santos – vocals, cello
Tolentino Cabo – vocals, guitar
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.