Fado music singers – from faith and to hope

December 1, 2014 by  
Filed under New World Music

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.

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Mariza

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Ougainatso – Self created languages of Marcomé

July 7, 2014 by  
Filed under New Age Music, New World Music

  • english
  • french

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

Michel Robidoux - Marcomé

Michel Robidoux – Marcomé

Filmed with Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K by Simon Lardie and Domingo Lamarre

 

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