Artist Profiles: Ronda dos Quatro Caminhos

Ronda dos Quatro Caminhos is one of the most important groups in the Portuguese traditional folk music scene. The group was formed in the early 1980s. During this time Ronda recorded over a dozen albums and performed throughout the world.

On stage, Ronda presents a selection of Portuguese traditional songs, from the north to the south of Portugal, from the islands of Azores and Madeira.

Antonio Prata – violin & bandolim;  Carlos Barata – accordion & bandolim; Pedro Fragoso – keyboards; Pedro Pita – drum set; Mario Peniche – electric bass; and Joao Oliveira – vocals & guitar

Discography:

Ronda Dos Quatro Caminhos (Orfeu, 1984)
Cantigas do Sete-Estrelo (Rádio Triunfo, 1985)
Canções Tradicionais Infantis (Transmedia, 1985)
Amores De Maio (Contradança, 1986)
Fados Velhos (Contradança, 1987)
Romarias (Ovação, 1991)
Uma Noite De Música Tradicional (Polydor, 1993)
Outras Terras (RQC, 1999)
Terra De Abrigo (Ocarina, 2003)
Canções Esquecidas (Ovação, 2005)
Ronda Dos Quatro Caminhos com a Orquestra Sinfonietta De Lisboa – Ao vivo no Grande Auditório do Centro Cultural de Belém (Ocarina, 2005)

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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