“Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with her voice while listening to her”. This is the best advice music reviewer, David Ferreira, can give to all those who will listen to Luisa Rocha for the first time.
Although quite new in the industry, the rising Portuguese star of Fado (trns. “fate”, a music genre particularly found in Portugal) has already put her very personal seal on Portugal’s traditional music and is coming to Greece for the first time to sing about destiny, human passions, the sea, the poor, hope, expectation, longing, unrequited dreams and love on Saturday, March 10, at the concert hall of the Parnassos Literary Society (Agiou Georgiou Karitsi Square 8, Athens).
“I’ve been singing fados since I can remember myself” says Rocha. As a child her parents would take her with them to the hidden from plain sight casas do fado in Lisbon, where Luisa would watch and listen to the authentic performances of the black-dressed fadistas causing joy and sorrow at the same time.
Keeping these memories alive and adding her own personal style and warm voice, Luisa invites the Greek audience to experience a unique fado performance.
Luisa Rocha was born in Lisbon and soon started performing at the most traditional fado houses of Portugal, such as the Casa do Fado in the Alfama neighborhood. Her cooperation with the internationally acclaimed guitarist Mario Pacheco in “Clube de Fado” in Lisbon gave her the chance to follow an international career abroad, with concerts in Brazil, France, Spain, etc, as well as participation in TV and radio shows and in important projects, such as “Fadario”, which is a meeting event for all the new generation fadistas of Portugal.
At the moment, Rocha is at the peak of her music career and is touring Europe to promote her first personal LP entitled “Uma Noite de Amor”.
Rocha will be accompanied in her singing by prominent musicians Pedro Ferreira (Portuguese guitar) and Paul Ramos (classic guitar). Tickets are priced between 10 and 15 Euros depending on the seat.