Superstars in their native Portugal, Deolinda breathe new life into the country’s signature fado style. Performing songs from their latest release Dois Selos e um Carimbo (World Connection), the tight-knit quartet is led by dreamy storytelling singer Ana Bacalhau and boasts a flamboyant stage show featuring ukelelem cavaquinho, braguesa, classical guitar and double bass.
Their debut album Cançao ao Lado (2009) achieved Platinum status in Portugal and their unique blend of delicate fado and Cape Verdean blues saw them scoop Newcomer of the Year at the 2010 Songlines Music Awards.
‘Deolinda are giving Portugal’s signature sound a welcome dose of wit and energy’ – The Sunday Times
‘Next time Deolinda visit our shores, I sincerely hope a few more of Mariza’s sizeable UK audience check them out. They really do deserve your patronage’ – The Arts Desk