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Ramana Vieira – Fado Singer
“No one in the United States is doing more to breathe new life into Fado” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Rediscover Portuguese Fado music as you’ve never heard it before. While still maintaining the integrity of traditional Fado, Ramana Vieira of San Leandro, CA is opening new doors for the genre with progressive layers and nuances for the 21st century.
Ramana Vieira Highlights:
A New York Times feature on Fado mentions Vieira making her mark in the music world: “conservatory-trained singer Ramana Vieira adds a New Age sensibility and instrumentation to [Fado] with cello and drums.”
Vieira has shared the stage with Grammy-nominated Fadista Mariza.
In 2010, Vieira received the honor of being invited to Macau, China to headline the huge “Encontro Festival,” where she wowed the audience during closing ceremonies and was chosen to appear on the front cover of the Macau Journal.
Vieira’s original song “Unido Para Amar” was included in the video montage for the 2006 Winter Olympics
Made an international debut on RPT TV Portuguese network
Chosen to sing for the Grammy’s 50th Awards special MusiCares Benefit to honor Aretha Franklin
Toured the East Coast including performances at New Bedford, MA’s Feast of The Blessed Sacrament – the largest Portuguese Festival in the world, plus a show at New York’s prestigious City Winery
- Nominated for the International Portuguese Music Awards in Two Categories, Best Fado and Best World Music song both featured on the site "Nem As Paredes Confesso and Cabo Verde.
- Performed for the President of the Azores Dr. Vasco Cordeiro Oct. 2015
Ramana Vieira is joining forces with east coast Fadista and IPMA winner in 2014 and her guitarrista Jose Luis Igleisia.
If you would like to learn more about Ramana Vieira, her music or upcoming shows, we invite you to contact us.