Music today has been some real Portuguese Fado with Ana Moura. This was the Fadista that the elder of the two Portuguese ladies that I met in the greengrocers in Penzance suggested was the best or at least her favourite. Her last album, Moura, was released in 2016. It is her sixth album and was produced by Larry Klein as was her previous album. Klein is known for his work with Joni Mitchell. The album rose to No.1 on the Portuguese chart. When The Stones performed in Portugal she sang No Expectations with Mick Jagger.
Although the lyrics are extremely important in Fado, it’s also the use of the Portuguese guitar, it has 12 strings but is tuned differently and has a unique headstock and tuning system. I’m hoping that one day I’ll get a chance to play one. For now, listen to Ana Moura and see if you can pick it out.
Song Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.