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