Carlos Do Carmo invites António SerranoMusic
Free admission, subject to the venue capacity. Tickets must be collected two hours before the show at Castelo de São Jorge or Museu do Fado.
To speak of Carlos do Carmo is to speak of Lisbon, city of traders’ cries and seagulls. With an unmistakable voice, Carlos do Carmo sings about longing, unrequited love, loneliness, spring swallows, the “kids”, hope and the future. Um Homem na Cidade, O Cacilheiro, Fado do Campo Grande, O Amarelo da Carris and O Homem das Castanhas are just a few of the songs which form part of a wide repertoire. He was born in Lisbon, son of Lucília do Carmo (one of the greatest fadistas of the 19th century) and Alfredo de Almeida. In 2014 he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award - Premio a la Excelencia Musical from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, who describe him as “one of the most important singers of his time (...) one of the most iconic voices of Portuguese music”.
Born in Madrid in 1974, Antonio Serrano began his musical studies at the age of seven. After completing his musical training, he began to attract attention as a harmonica player. After his teacher Larry Adler challenged him to join him in a United Nations concert in Paris, alongside Barbara Hendricks and Plácido Domingo, his career as a classical harmonica player took off. Serrano’s relationship with jazz began after he discovered old recordings by Louis Armstrong and the Belgian harmonica player and guitarist Toots Thielemans. Throughout his career, he has alternated between collaborations with flamenco and pop artists and his solo career – he now has five albums to his name. He plays with the harmonica and moves easily between musical genres as diverse as jazz, flamenco, pop, and classical, a skill that few musicians can muster.