O Mistério

Teresa Salgueiro (Portugal)

27/10 (Saturday);8pm     Mount Fortress     Free admission

Teresa Salgueiro, Vocals and Piano
Carisa Marcelino, Accordion
Óscar Torres, Double Bass
André Filipe Santos, Guitar
Rui Lobato, Drums, Percussion and Guitar

A Batalha
O Mistério
A Fortaleza
A Estrada
Ando entre Portas
A Máscara
A Fogueira
Senhora do Tempo
A Paixão
A Espera
A Partida
Elegia II

There can hardly be a more beautiful experience that hearing Portuguese singer Teresa Salgueiro sing. It's not necessary to speak her language to understand the scope and the power of the emotions she conveys. She has a voice with a naturally sensual glide that is simply arresting. That voice was, until recently, the trademark of Portugal's best ever group, Madredeus.

Her new work, O Mistério, finds her taking on the role of songwriter for the first time and presents a more contemporary Teresa Salgueiro. As is the case with all her albums, though, it's Salgueiro's incomparable voice that makes her music so compelling. The singer and her band deliver a powerful and revelatory yet compact experience.

The album's heart is undoubtedly still in Portuguese music, but there are other global strands and influences detectable within Salgueiro's sound. Each song is a beautifully crafted little masterpiece. O Mistério shows an artist at the peak of her craft – and with a vision to match.

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, no interval