portuguese soul carminho


13 December '23

Carminho, the great voice of Fado, is the protagonist of the new edition of Portuguese Soul magazine, dedicated to Legado.

Fado, a Portuguese song that belongs to the world. In essence, Fado sings the feelings, the heartbreak of love, the missing for someone who has left, the everyday life, the achievements.

All Portuguese people feel Fado. It is something innate, that is born with us. The December edition of Portuguese Soul explores “this almost inexplicable connection that makes us feel Fado like a second skin that we inhabit. And if Amália Rodrigues was one of the unavoidable names of this musical genre that is so unique to us, the generation that followed leaves no doubt that her legacy is completely assured.”

Carminho is one of the voices of this generation, who looks Fado with a new perspective. Daughter of the renowned fado singer Teresa Siqueira, she was born amidst the guitars and the voices of Fado. She made her public singing debut at the age of twelve, at the Coliseu. Her first album, titled “Fado”, was released in 2009 and became one of the most acclaimed albums of the year and decade. In 2013, she established herself as one of the Portuguese artists with the greatest international projection, taking her voice to the four corners of the world. Carminho is the voice that sings in our senses, involves us and makes us fall in love again, every day, with Fado.

Carminho was part of Yorgos Lanthimos’ most recent film, “Poor Things”, performing the theme “O Quarto” (The Room). In an interview with Portuguese Soul, conducted by Cláudia Pinto, with photography by Frederico Martins and styling by Cláudia Barros, Carminho highlights that “the director chose Lisbon, Fado and the Portuguese language to communicate and create. He sees that this place is exotic and special. It was naturally important for me, for Fado and for Portugal. I owe a lot to the Portuguese language.”

The December edition of Portuguese Soul will be distributed in the coming weeks in more than 120 countries, resuming “the search for our roots, for our very essence, for our legacy”.

Read the full interview with Carminho, here.