Ramana Vieira and her Fado Ensemble perform Portuguese Blues Concert at Sebastopol Center for the Arts

SEBASTOPOL, CA. ~ If you’ve never heard of “Fado” music, now is your chance to hear it performed live as inter- preted by Ra- mana Vieira at “A Night in Portugal” at the Sebas- topol Center for the Arts on Satur- day, October 26th. Vieira is

a northern California native of Portuguese descent who has been described by The New York Times as an “Amer- ican at the forefront of the Fado resurgence.” The San Fran- cisco Examiner calls her “the

Rising Star in World Music." Her authentic and individual style, brilliant musicality, and colorful heri- tage appeals to a wide au- dience. Often de-

scribed as the Portuguese version of the blues, Fado can be traced back to 1820s Lis- bon and is characterized by mourn- ful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life

of the poor, and infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia. Vieira will reflect her origi- nal compositions along with

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beautiful Fado pieces by Ama- lia Rodrigues, the legendary Fado singer from Portugal. Also joining Vieira will be Brad Bivens on guitar, Leslie Thorne on bass and Stephen LaPorta on percussion. The concert takes place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Sebastopol Center for the Arts located at 282 South High Street (Veterans Building) in Sebastopol. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the show begins at 7:30 PM. Presale tickets are $15 or $20 the day of the show. Student tickets are $10 and children under the age of 10 are free.

Tickets are on sale now at or (707) 829-4707. All performances at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts feature pre-show and intermission access to the award-winning Art Gallery.


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