Martinho da Vila (born February 12, 1938) is a Brazilian singer and composer who is considered to be one of the main representatives of samba and MPB. He is a prolific songwriter, with hundreds of recorded songs across over 40 solo albums. He also has many songs that were recorded by singers from different musical genres. Internationally celebrated artists such as Nana Mouskouri (Greece), Ornella Vanoni (Italy), Katia Guerreiro (Portugal), Rosario Flores (Spain) have put their voices to Martinho’s songs and lyrics. As a singer, he is considered by critics as one of the top exponents of samba to have ever lived.
Episode 169 - Vinho do Porto
Tito Paris, (born Aristides Paris May 30, 1963 in Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde) is a singer and musician (mainly playing guitar and bass). He has a long career behind him, not only as a musician/performer, but also as a song writer. Tito Paris moved as a young man, aged 19, to Portugal and he developed his career from Lisbon.
Episode 168 - Vinho do Porto
Buraka Som Sistema was an electronic dance music project from Portugal, specializing in a fusion of techno beats with the African zouk and kuduro genre. It is generally credited with creating the “zouk bass” and “progressive kuduro” variant and has received an MTV European Music Award. In 2015 Buraka Som Sistema said they would be taking an hiatus starting in 2016, and on July 1st 2016 they performed live for the last time in Lisbon
Episode 167 - Vinho do Porto
Cássia Rejane Eller (December 10, 1962 – December 29, 2001) was a Brazilian singer and musician. She came to prominence in the early 1990s and performed a mix of rock and MPB. Eller’s most successful album was Acústico MTV – Cássia Eller (2001), selling over 1 million copies. She was ranked as the 18th greatest vocalist and 40th greatest Brazilian musician by Rolling Stone Brasil. On December 29, 2001, Eller died of a heart attack caused by a malformation of her heart at the age of 39.
Episode 166 - Vinho do Porto
Carlos Paredes (16 February 1925 – 23 July 2004) was a virtuoso Portuguese guitar player and composer, born in Coimbra. The son of the equally famous guitarist Artur Paredes, he is credited for popularizing the Portuguese guitar to an international audience.
Carlos Paredes began playing Portuguese guitar at the age of four and started his music career at the age of eleven! In this show I will also talk about the Portuguese Guitar.
Episode 165 - Vinho do Porto
Rosa Passos is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist. From samba to bolero, from bossa nova to the most ripped samba-song, Rosa Passos moves with ease into any musical genre, making expressive jazz her very personal style. Considered one of the greatest Brazilian artists in activity, the Bahian woman living in Brasilia for more than three decades stood out for her brilliant trajectory on international stages, in which she consolidated her name with a prestige that allowed her to perform and record alongside jazz icons as bassist Ron Carter and win the admiration of legendary figures such as trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Episode 164 - Vinho do Porto
Mayra Andrade (born 13 February 1985) is a Cape Verdean singer who lives and records in Lisbon, Portugal. Often compared to Cesária Évora, Andrade has been praised for her modern interpretation of the traditional Cape Verdean morna music.
Photo: ”Mayra Andrade & Orquestra Jazz Matosinhos” by Oscar Lopez Gonzales. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 163 - Vinho do Porto
Diogo Nogueira (born Rio de Janeiro, 1981) is a singer and songwriter from Brazil. He is the son of composer João Nogueira and Ângela Maria Nogueira. (João Batista Nogueira Junior, better known as João Nogueira was a Brazilian singer and songwriter. From the beginning of his career he was known for the characteristic swing of his sambas.)
He was in his father’s samba circles throughout his childhood and adolescence, but he became a soccer player, following a wish of his father. In 2005 he hurt himself and turned to music. Lucky us!
Episode 162 - Vinho do Porto
Amalia Rodrigues was born on Canada Day - July 1st. If she would be alive, she just had commemorated her 100th birthday! So this show is dedicated to her. I will talk about her early years, singing career, international career, acting career, later years, illness, death and legacy.
Known as the ‘Rainha do Fado’ (“Queen of Fado”), Rodrigues was instrumental in popularizing Fado worldwide and traveled internationally throughout her career. Amália remains the best-selling Portuguese artist in history.
Episode 161 - Vinho do Porto special - Amalia Rodrigues
Zeca Baleiro was born on April 11, 1966 in São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil. He started his career participating in festivals and composing music for children’s theater in the 80s.
With his mix of rhythms and diverse musical references, lyrical songs and a sharp verve of humor and irony, the singer and composer was received with enthusiasm by the public and the press when he released his first album, Why Where Will Stephen Fry, in 1997.

Photo: ”Zeca Baleiro no Carnaval do Recife” by Diego Cunha. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)

Episode 160 - Vinho do Porto
Taxi are a Portuguese rock band, one of the most influential and biggest of all time in Portugal. The band is originally from Porto, and was formed in 1979 by João Grande (voice), Henrique Oliveira (guitar), Rodrigo Freitas (drums), and Rui Taborda (bass).
Absorbing the Post-Punk musical influence, New Wave and Ska by the Police, they composed and interpreted original songs sung in English, a situation that would change when in February 1981, in one of their concerts, they were “discovered” by two elements of the Polygram publisher during a concert at Colégio Alemão do Porto, which immediately invites them to record an album.
Episode 159 - Vinho do Porto
Today I am not talking about an artist… Today I am talking about a Fairy movement happening on Quadra island!
Episode 158 - Vinho do Porto
Gilberto Gil is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political activism. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil’s Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Gil’s musical style incorporates an eclectic range of influences, including rock, Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae.
Episode 157 - Vinho do Porto
Resistência is a Portuguese band from the early 1990s. The project consisted of the joining of efforts between several musicians, coming from different bands, and the transformation, adaptation and new orchestration of themes brought by them (and not only) to a more acoustic and turned to an appreciation of “voice” as an instrument, and in the combination of these same voices, showing the strength of the union. The interpreted themes took on a new life and a genuine soul.
Episode 156 - Vinho do Porto
Camané is the leading male singer in the new generation of stylists in Portugal’s native urban song, Fado.”The greatest fadista since Amália Rodrigues and Maria da Fé,” is how British biographer David Bret, describes him.
Photo: ”Camané” by Torres Vedras CM. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 155 - Vinho do Porto
Gal Costa (born on September 26, 1945) is a Brazilian singer of popular music.
She was born in the city of Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia. With 39 albums released, Costa has recorded songs composed by a number of Brazil’s most popular songwriters such as Tom Jobim, Ben and Erasmo Carlos, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, amongst others.
Photo: ”Gal Costa - Recanto 2013” by Thierry Freitas. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 154 - Vinho do Porto
Maria da Nazaré is a Portuguese Fado singer.
Her artistic life has taken her to travel around the globe, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Great Britain, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, where she took a little of the music that runs through Lisbon streets.
Episode 153 - Vinho do Porto
Today I am celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Vinho do Porto! For this party I’ve prepared a show just with Brazilian Samba. We all need some happy moments, so be prepared for a lot of rhythm and joy!
Vinho do Porto also needs a little help from you, as I explain in this show. So here is the link and written explanation, in case you would like to contribute.
Thank you so much for been there, for listening and supporting the show. I do this for YOU! <3
Episode 152 - Vinho do Porto 3rd Anniversary - Special Samba!
Cesária Évora (27 August 1941 – 17 December 2011) was a Cape Verdean singer-songwriter. She received a Grammy Award in 2004 for her album Voz d’Amor. Nicknamed the “Barefoot Diva” for performing without shoes, she was known as the “Queen of Morna”.
Photo: ”Cesaria Evora (IV)” by El Humilde Fotero. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence)
Episode 151 - Vinho do Porto
Wilson Simonal was a Brazilian singer, born in Rio de Janeiro on February 23, 1938. He died in São Paulo on June 25, 2000. He was a singer with great success in the 1960s and in the first two years of the 1970s. Do you want to know his story?
Episode 150 - Vinho do Porto


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