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Fado Lelé is an urban popular Portuguese music group based in Lisbon. It combines fado with jazz manouche, delta blues, swing, afro, samba, and uses the baritone ukulele and mandolin to create the band's very unique Portuguese Latin sound and style.

Ana Castelo - vocals, Miguel Castro - baritone uke, Filipe Silva - mandolin and trumpet, Luis Gaspar - drums, Luciano Barros - bass

Their first album "Portugal sabe o que é!" (Portugal knows what it is!) was released in June 2017.

As well as some original songs by the group, Amor Limão, Mal de Amor, and O Fado Lelé, the debut album of Fado Lelé also includes revamped versions of classics such as Vou Dar de Beber à Dor (part of the soundtrack of the soap opera Espelho d'Água on SIC TV), Bairro Alto, Noites da Madeira, Rua do Capelão, Tudo Isto É Fado, Foi na Travessa da Palha, Aldeia da Roupa Branca, and Uma Casa Portuguesa (featured in the soap opera Amor Maior on SIC TV).

Fado Lelé has established itself as a band which, while remaining faithful to its Portuguese roots, employs a vast range of musical styles, which broaden its appeal to a worldwide audience. Their melodies are inspired and revisited in a timeless fado dressed up in their unique, danceable style with the distinctive sounds of the ukulele and mandolin.

They have adopted many rhythms and genres, and so jazz manouche, afro, reggae, and even rockabilly and delta blues are given an important role in their arrangements.

"Portugal Knows What It Is" was recorded, mixed, and mastered at VBN Studios by Luciano Barros and produced by Miguel Castro.

Edition: Fado Lelé / A Lata Music. | Distribution for Portugal: Compact Records




Email: fadoleleemconcerto@gmail.com / Mobile phone: (00351)914015894


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