Vieira and Ensemble On Hand for New Fado Exhibit at UC PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 03 January 2013 13:12

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(Left to right), Laura Boytz, Michael Mc Morrow, Ramana Vieira, Dr. Nuno Mathias, Consul General of Portugal in San Francisco, Alberto Ramirez, and Steve La Porta were on hand at the opening of the History of Fado exhibit at U.S. Berkeley.

Ramana Vieira and Ensemble were invited by the Portuguese Studies Department of U.C. Berkeley to be the featured performers at the opening of the the new History of Fado exhibit at 201 Moses Hall on the campus on Nov. 28.

The exhibit offers a collection of 20 panels depicting the history of Fado. The collection was prepared and distributed by the Fado Museum in Lisbon with the co-sponsorship of the Camões Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua and of the Portuguese Consulate in San Francisco.

Ramana, who lives in San Leandro, and the Ensemble were introduced by Dr. Nuno Mathias, Consul General of Portugal in San Francisco.

In front of a standing-room only crowd, the band performed three Fados that paid tribute to the great Amália Rodrigues, as well as Ramana’s own composition “Este O Meu Fado” from the album “Lágrimas De Rainha.”

Taking a brief break from work on their third album, “Luso Sol,” the group traveled to Oregon for several performances during December.

 

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