Gisela João (PT)
Gisela João doesn’t need much to put her heart and soul into her music. She uses her deep, warm voice according to the fado tradition, but her approach is contemporary and energetic. She performs not only delicate ballads, but also cheerful up-tempo songs. Her endearing charm and sense of humour turn her concerts into a unique experience.
Gisela João’s untitled debut album from 2013 went platinum and in her home country, she was given the status of one of the leading fadistas of her generation. Three years later, she released an album called Nua, on which she opened up a little more as an artist and interpreted the fado genre with even more passion and authenticity.
Her strong live performances brought her all over the world, and she is coming to our Schouwburg theatre for the third time already! We can’t wait to see the live performance of her new album, Aurora. As a real artist, Gisela keeps looking for her own new sound and interesting collaborations. The American Michael League from the very successful band Snarky Puppy is the producer this time. He has produced several fantastic arrangements of both traditional fado songs and a new repertoire.