FRIDAY, 18 FEBRUARYLocation: Central Experience Room (1st Floor), Portugal Pavilion
Please note seating capacity is limited and subject to confirmation.
SATURDAY, 19 FEBRUARYLocation: Al Wasl Plaza
ABOUT THE ARTISTMaria Ana Bobone is unanimously recognized as one of the best of her generation's fadistas. She sings it in a distinct way: in the tradition of all the great voices. Maria Ana Bobone started singing Fado at age 16, after completing courses in both Piano and Singing at the National Conservatory of Music. Her debut album entitled "Alma Nova", performed in partnership with two other singers, would set the beginning of a brilliant career. She then recorded two albums for MA Recordings: “Luz Destino” and “Senhora da Lapa”, revealing a refined musical taste and where she welcomes new instruments to her fado (harpsichord and saxophone) in addition to the usual presence of the Portuguese guitar.
Maria Ana performs regularly at numerous festivals and concert halls throughout the world, presenting Portugal's Fado to other cultures (England, USA, Brazil, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Italy, Morocco, Malta, Netherlands, India...)