The 37-year-old Portuguese Gisela João is the new shining star in the sky of Fado. She has absorbed this music like hardly any other fadista. She comes from the Lisbon town of Mouraria, where not only the celebrated fado singer Mariza grew up - fado itself was born there. The exceptional Gisela João gives deeply felt, authentic expression to the hard-to-define feeling between longing, wanderlust and fateful devotion that is at the core of Fado. At the same time, she breathes new life into Portugal's traditional musical style with modern urban sounds. As a result, the young singer has risen to superstardom in her home country, with top placements in the charts. But elsewhere, too, more and more music fans are letting this beguiling singer take them on the emotional rollercoaster ride of fado.
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