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This week’s Podcast  For this week I have prepared a special show - a very Romantic show, almost touching the cheezy here and there. Not much talk this week… just some love songs from Portugal and Brazil.I wish you a very loving week, and a very romantic Valentine’s Day!!! Episode 143 - Vinho do Porto Valentine’s Day 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...
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Vinho do Porto Fall/Winter 2019

André Mingas was an Angolan musician and composer He was considered one of the artists of the golden generation of Angolan music along with Teta Lágrimas, Filipe Mukenga, Waldemar Bastos and others. His first album, “Coisas da Vida” was released over 30 years ago, but still continues to be one of the Angolan musical references, mixing local rhythms with jazz and rock. Among his best known works is the song “Mufete,” considered one of the great successes of Angola. The musician was also deputy minister of Culture and during his term created the SADIA, Angolan society of Authors. Beside the music, André Mingas was an architect that devoted part of his life to politics having been appointed Consul of Angola in São Paulo, Brazil. He also served as Secretary of the President for Local Affairs. Episode 142 - Vinho do Porto Alfredo da Rocha Viana, Jr., better known as Pixinguinha (April 23, 1897 – February 17, 1973) was a composer, arranger, flautist and saxophonist born in Rio de Janeiro. Pixinguinha is considered one of the greatest Brazilian composers of popular music, particularly within the genre of music known as choro. By integrating the music of the older choro composers of the 19th century with contemporary jazz-like harmonies, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, and sophisticated arrangements, he introduced choro to a new audience and helped to popularize it as a uniquely Brazilian genre. Episode 141 - Vinho do Porto Rui Veloso (born 30 July 1957, in Lisbon), is a Portuguese rock and blues singer and musician. Although he was born in Lisbon, his family moved to the northern city of Porto when he...
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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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