António Zambujo is a rising star in Portuguese fado. A singer and Portuguese guitar player, he and his band have become a phenomenon and this year broke all attendance records with a long string of shows at the prestigious Coliseu venues in Lisbon and Oporto.
Zambujo grew up listening to Cante Alentejano, a regional genre that influenced him while growing up in Beja, Portugal. At the age of eight he studied clarinet at the Baixo Alentejo Regional Conservatory, but fell in love with fado. He was influenced by Amália Rodrigues, Maria Teresa de Noronha, Alfredo Marceneiro, João Ferreira Rosa, Max and others. He regularly sang for his family and friends and won a local fado contest at the age of 16.
Having completed his clarinet studies he moved to Lisbon. Mário Pacheco, the well-known Portuguese guitar player and composer, immediately added him to his cast at the prestigious Clube do Fado in the quarter of Alfama. In 2004, he produced his second album “Por meu cante” in addition to playing concerts in Portugal, and touring aboard regularly. He won the Amália Rodrigues Foundation prize as best male fado singer in 2006.
Since then, Zambujo has toured extensively in Europe and South America, including numerous sold-out concerts in Paris and Rio de Janeiro. Zambujo and the musicians who accompany him on his unhurried musical journey accomplish a rare harmony and understanding.
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