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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

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.

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“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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