Sadness, loss, a sense of longing – who couldn’t identify with these strong emotions at various points in their life? Fado, the musical genre that originated in Portugal in the 19th century, taps into a sense of melancholy like probably no other and has firmly established itself on the world music scene. Literally meaning ‘destiny’ or ‘fate’, Fado is also associated with the Portuguese word ‘saudade’ or longing.
Artists like Amália Rodrigues, Dulce Pontes, Carlos do Carmo, Mariza, Mafalda Arnauth, António Zambujo, Ana Moura, Camané, Carminho, Cesária Évora and others are world famous for this distinct style of music that is usally accompanied by a classical or Portuguese guitar.
The magic of a first take recording
I have been using improvisation for years now to create new songs. I just love to sing in invented languages of my own creation, it provides with with a wide range of emotional possibilities and gives me plenty of freedom. That recent creation called Ougainatso was born a special Monday morning and is an amazing gift in an artist’s life. My longtime musician friend Michel Robidoux sat down in my studio that day with his guitar and told me he had been playing this song lately that reminded him of Almodovar’s film music and ambiances. I listened to the track for a few minutes, started recording and then joined him and sang Ougainatso exactly as you hear it today. So this is a first take recording of Michel and me, no fixing! Since that magical moment, I always make sure to record ourselves when we jam! Later on, I transcribed all the vowels and invented words on paper to learn the song and perform it. I now am convinced that my voice is firstly an instrument and that whatever the heart wants to convey, with or without words, is the reflection of one’s life and precious shared moments. I hope to convey to you, the tremendous amount of inner peace and freedom we had in the creative process and still have in performing it! With all my love, Marcomé xxx
Filmed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K by Simon Lardie and Domingo Lamarre
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What is Zen for Marcomé ?
Zen is being in the now, connected to the glorious energy that inhabits all of my cells that keep me alive, day after day.It’s a state of inner peace that I can reach when my mind is at rest and my heart is openly connected to my whole body & soul, making me feel one with the infinity of life, of love.
My house got flooded on my birthday this year! What a special surprise! Now we’re working hard to try to save my studio. Most of the basement will be demolished and rebuilt because of contaminated water. Tks for your prayers and positive vibes, they really help me go on! If you like what I do, please do me a little favor and share my music and videos online. I’m not going to be able to be as much present on social medias for the next month outch!
PLEASE HELP ME SPREAD MY WORK WHILE I’M RENOVATING! TKS A ZILLION! MARCOMÉ ♥
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My Music website: http://Marcome.com
“Roxanne”, “Can’t Stand Losing You”, “So Lonely”, “Message in a Bottle”, “Every Breath You Take” – when contemplating Sting’s career, invariably his hit songs with The Police come to mind, the band he had his big breakthrough with as a singer in the last ‘70s and early ‘80s.
Sting on June 30, 2011 at a concert in Budapest Read more