Following their recent Songlines Music Award, Deolinda is back in London with more charm, more wit and... a new album. From Portugal, Deolinda bring a flamboyant stage show, ukelele, cavaquinho, braguesa, classical guitar, double bass, all led by dreamy, storytelling singer Ana Bacalhau. Their mixture of yearning, delicate fado and Cape Verdean blues has been a huge success in Portugal; their new album Dois Selos e um Carimbo is fresh out in the UK on World Connection.
'Deolinda are giving Portugal's signature sound a welcome dose of wit and energy'
Clive Davis, The Sunday Times
'Irreverance, wry wit and social rebellion are not characteristics usually associated with Fado, Portugal's melancholy national song. Yet Deolinda, the quartet led by vocalist Ana Bacalhau has blossomed by combining lusty tunes rooted in the sound of Fado with frothy and even downright caustic contemporary lyrics.' - Tim Woodall'
The Fresh face of Fado', Songlines