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This week’s Podcast Angenor de Oliveira, known as Cartola (October 11, 1908 – November 30, 1980) was a Brazilian singer, composer and poet considered to be a major figure in the development of samba. Cartola composed, alone or with partners, more than 500 songs. Episode 131 - Vinho do Porto Susana’s Performances at the CKTZ LipSync August 2019 Susana performing “It’s Oh So Quiet” at the CKTZ LipSync fundraiser on Quadra island, Aug 4th 2019 Susana performing “Give Me A Band And A Bandana” at the CKTZ LipSync fundraiser on Quadra island, Aug 4th 2019 About Susana Vijaya Susana Vijaya was born in Porto, Portugal. After a strong career in sales as a commercial director, she founded and ran a flourishing vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant that evolved to feed the body, mind and soul as a spiritual center for holistic healing. In 2008 she sold it and moved to Brazil to learn Permaculture and live in Intentional Communities across the country. In 2012 she found Cortes Island and started to spend her Summers there, while continuing to spend her winters in Brazil. In 2016 she left Brazil for good and replaced it for Mexico - La Manzanilla, in Jalisco state. In 2019 she finally achieved her Permanent Residency in Canada. She also moved to Quadra island, but continues to stay connected with the Cortes community, and maintain her volunteer work for the CKTZ radio station as a weekly DJ and as a performer. She has a passion for music since she can remember. Her grandmother was always listening to Fado and she was always surrounded by musicians and Djs that...
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Vinho do Porto Fall/Winter 2019

Mariza was born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique, to a Portuguese father, José Brandão Nunes, and a Mozambican mother, Isabel Nunes. When she was three years old, her family moved to Metropolitan Portugal, and she was raised in Lisbon’s historic quarters of Mouraria and Alfama. While very young she began singing in a wide variety of musical styles, including gospel, soul and jazz. Her father strongly encouraged her to adopt Fado; he felt that participating in the traditional music would grant her greater acceptance in the Portuguese community. Mariza has sold over 1,000,000 records worldwide. Photo: “Mariza (i)” by Bruno Bollaert. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence) Episode 130 - Vinho do Porto Nara Leao was a Brazilian Bossa Nova and MPB singer and occasional actress. As a teenager in the late 1950s, she became friends with a number of singers and composers who took part in Bossa Nova’s musical revolution. In fact, it was in her apartment in her parents’ home in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro that the new music was born in 1958. She was known as “the muse of bossa nova.” Episode 129 - Vinho do Porto Clara Nunes was a Brazilian samba and MPB singer, considered one of the greatest of her generation. A big fan of Portela Samba school, her achievements in the samba genre earned her the title of “Queen of Samba”. Unfortunately she died too soon, at the age of 40… but she left us her wonderful music! Photo: “Clara show 02” by Luiz Fernando Reis. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence) Episode 128 - Vinho do Porto Humanos was a Portuguese...
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Vinho do Porto – Spring/Summer 2019

The Portuguese band Galandum Galundaina was born in 1996, with the purpose to study, investigate and present the traditional music, dances and the language from Miranda do Douro region, northeast Portugal, the “Mirandes”. In this show I talk about the band and the language (no more than 10,000 people speak this language in Portugal) Photo: “fmm2007_galandum_galandaina_05” by Mario Pires. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence) Episode 126 - Vinho do Porto Ana Moura is one of the best Fado singers of nowadays. From her website: ” There is no other fado voice like Ana Moura’s. A voice that traipses freely through tradition, but that also takes time to flirt elegantly with pop music, to broaden the scope of this Lisbon song form in a highly personal way. But what really sets her apart is not just the deep and sensual timbre that few others can produce, it is her adroitness at instantly transforming into fado any melody she lends her voice to. There is practically no fuse on this emotional explosion, fired unhesitatingly…” Photo: “Ana Moura 1 ” by Adriano Afonso. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence) Episode 125 - Vinho do Porto Madredeus, a Portuguese band that recorded their first album in 1987. In 1994 they were discovered by Wim Wenders, and were responsible for the soundtrack of his movie “Lisbon Story”. This soundtrack gave the band international fame. Madredeus consequently toured Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Episode 124 - Vinho do Porto This week’s Vinho do Porto show starts with Capitao Fausto, a new Portuguese band. The picture shows them in concert at Casa da...
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