Singer Ana Moura is one of the brightest young stars of fado, the haunting, centuries-old Portuguese style whose spirit is roughly equivalent to the blues. Rooted in traditional Portuguese balladry and poetry, fado also incorporates a vital tangle of Arabic, African, and Jewish tendrils, coming together to express the virtually untranslatable notion of saudade, which is akin to a potent mix of longing, sadness, and bittersweet resignation. Moura uses her exquisitely rich voice to probe every nuance and crevice of fado, wringing fathoms of emotion from its enormous reservoir while accompanied by florid... More >>>