Camané, “The Prince of Fado,” and Lisbon’s hip world/jazz duo Dead Combo to debut at NJPAC’s Prudential Hall, in Newark, New Jersey. The event will take place on Sunday, March 15, at 7:00 pm.
The hallowed traditions and exciting future of the dramatic, passionate fado music of Portugal will come together in Newark, NJ, when NJPAC presents an unprecedented double bill featuring Camané and Dead Combo, two of that European nation’s greatest stars, in concert at Prudential Hall.
Camané, who will be making the only NYC-area stop on his first major U.S. tour, has been called “one of his generation’s leading fado singers” by The New York Times, with CD sales in the millions.
Dead Combo, sharing the bill, is a forward-thinking instrumental duo that’s building a new modern hybrid sound atop the venerable fado tradition.
Both Camané and Dead Combo have enjoyed high-profile exposure in recent years. Camané is the focus of last year’s documentary film Fado Camané, directed by Bruno Almeida (who previously directed The Art of Amália, based on the life and work of the iconic fado singer Amália Rodrigues). And Dead Combo made a highly touted appearance on Anthony Bourdain’s smash global culinary program No Reservations in 2012. Their music will be featured in the forthcoming Will Smith film Focus, which will surely extend their visibility worldwide.
The NJPAC engagement marks the only joint appearance by the two breakthrough Portuguese artists during their current, otherwise separate U.S. tours. The program is in keeping with the artists’ shared mission of honoring fado’s revered traditions while opening the music to new generations.
Tickets are $29-$69. For more details and to purchase tickets go to http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/camane. The NJPAC (NJ Performing Arts Center) is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ.
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