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Cante Alentejano is a Portuguese music genre based on vocal music without instrumentation from the Alentejo region. It was inscribed in 2014 in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, one of two Portuguese music traditions, the other being Fado.
Episode 120 - Vinho do Porto
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
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 moved to Brazil and in 2012 she found Cortes Island and started to spend her Summers there.
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 opened her taste to a lot of different genres.
Coming to Cortes island, she made her debut in the 2015 Lip Sync and has been one of the regular performers since then, participating as well at the newest CKTZ Cabaret. With these performances she realized how much she loves to share her culture and how much Cortesians love to receive it.
Susana and Lyle at the CKTZ Lip Sync on Quadra Island, August 2017 Vinho do Porto Show
So she decided to have her own radio show, where she can share all her Portuguese music background, being that from Portugal, from the ex Portuguese colonies or Brazil. Vinho do Porto show has as a common thread, all songs in Portuguese language, and the genres varies between Fado, Rock, Pop, Blues, Dance, Samba, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk, Bossa Nova, MPB, Forro, Choro, Frevo, Batucada, Maracatu, Morna, Semba, Marrabenta, etc.
The first song of this week’s show is about “Baia de Guanabara” - the bay where Rio de Janeiro is. Virginia Rosa sings it in a classic way, almost touching an operatic style, with an incredible voice. Photo: “Rio…. Baia de Guanabara” by Marcia Coimbra. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 119 - Vinho do Porto
The CKTZ LipSync Fundraiser just happened last weekend, on both Cortes and Quadra islands, what amazing shows!!! This year I decided to lipsync Bjork and Carmen Miranda, and I am playing the same Miranda’s song on this week’s show, where she sings in Portuguese and English.
Episode 118 - Vinho do Porto
Sergio Godinho is one of the most influential popular musicians in Portugal. He’s often considered the greatest name of Portuguese popular music, after Zeca Afonso. In this week show I play one of my favorite songs of his: “Com um Brilhozinho nos Olhos” Photo: “Sergio Godinho” by Tore Saetre, at the stage of Cosmopolite, Oslo - Norway, Feb. 2017. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 117 - Vinho do Porto
Portugal started to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964. But it was only in 2017 that Portugal won the European competition for the first time, when Salvador Sobral performed the song “Amar pelos dois”, written by his sister Luisa Sobral. Curious about the song? it is a beauty!
Episode 116 - Vinho do Porto
I received a Brazilian CD from “my biggest fan” (his words!) and he really likes the 2nd song on that CD - Sonho Meu, sang by Maria Bethania and Gal Costa. This is them in the picture. Curious about this song? One of my favorites too!!! On this week’s show.
Episode 115 - Vinho do Porto
Joao Gilberto, “The Legend”, the Bossa Nova father, left us last Saturday July 6th. So I have prepared a special show dedicated to him, to pay tribute to this great Gentleman of music, who has left us so much … Photo: “Thank you for your music, Joao Gilberto” by Thomas Mathie, via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 114 - Vinho do Porto
On this show I talk a little bit about Maria Severa, the lady that started the Portuguese Fado, by the way she sang and played the guitar. Photo: “Fado wall” by Jeanne Menjoulet, via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 113 - Vinho do Porto
No, I am not playing Sinatra on this show… just because he could not speak Portuguese!!! But he had a great musical relationship with Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim) and they recorded many of Jobim’s songs together. On this show I play one of those songs, but sang in Portuguese by another Big Name of Bossanova - Joao Gilberto.
Episode 112 - Vinho do Porto
A very famous image for the Brazilian Maracatu, the rhythm from Recife, Pernambuco. In this week’s show I play two Maracatu songs. Photo: “Pernambuco - Maracatu” by Joao Vicente, via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 111 - Vinho do Porto
On this week show Mestre Suassuna & Dirceu (Capoeira masters) play Samba de Roda for us. Here is a picture of how they do it in Bahia state Photo: “Samba de Roda” by Aristen Chagas, via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 110 - Vinho do Porto
The Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce and local businesses welcome newbies to Quadra Island with a gift bag. I am a Quadra newbie, so I was presented with one and I talk a little bit about it on this show. If you are new to Quadra, you can also apply! Photo: ” A Gift From The Master ” by ChicaD58, via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 109 - Vinho do Porto
The Portuguese band “Gaiteiros de Lisboa” for the first time playing on Vinho do Porto! “Tradition is no longer what it used to be, it will never be what it once was, and it never was what we thought it was” – words that could serve as their motto. Music critic João Lisboa wrote that “Gaiteiros de Lisboa live in a universe all their own […] [where] practically nothing follows the rules with which music is usually presented.”
Episode 108 - Vinho do Porto
Dulce Pontes won the Portuguese Song Contest in 1991 with the song “Lusitana Paixao” (Lusitanian Passion), so she represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest that same year. Are you curious about the song?
Episode 107 - Vinho do Porto
“Vinho do Porto” means Port wine, and that wine comes from Porto, Portugal, my home town! I was visiting for 3 weeks and in one of the restaurants I visited they had this bottle, almost 5 liters of a 20 years old Port wine… it was soooooooooo delicious that it grew a flower in my head!!!
Episode 106 - Vinho do Porto
This is my Home-Town Porto, in Portugal. You can see the Douro river, Ribeira (my favorite part of town) and part of Downtown in the background. Photo: “Porto-Ribeira” by B&T, via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 105 - Vinho do Porto
Photo: “Fado ao Piano” by Portal Sescsp, via Flickr (cc by sa 2.0 licence)
Episode 104, special Fado show to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Vinho do Porto
Susana is flying to Portugal Photo: “Seagull of Cies Flying” by J.A.Alcaide, via Flickr (cc by sa 2.0 licence)
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