Gisela João

One of fado's headiest voices, Gisela João, has now firmly established herself in the public eye as a leading contemporary performer of Portuguese music. She has already garnered a whole host of awards, from Blitz, Time Out and Expresso, and also a Golden Globe for best Portuguese singer. 


Gisela’s near non-stop touring, both at home and abroad, and her utterly electrifying performances have rightly earned her a place alongside the giants of Portuguese music. Her contemporary fado style, which is straightforward and gimmick-free, is the product of both her classical training and her determination to fully immerse in the form. In rediscovering its authenticity, she questions its excesses and mannerisms and produces an art form that exudes genuineness.


Miguel Esteves Cardoso once said: “While Amália Rodrigues was the greatest fado singer of the 20th Century, (…) I know and feel that Gisela João is the greatest fado singer of the 21st Century.” And who are we to contradict him?

Next Shows


20 Jun 2019
Gisela João Lagoa, Lagoa Wine Show POR

28 Jun 2019
Gisela João Loulé, Festival MED POR

29 Jun 2019
Gisela João Vila Real, Praça do Município POR

13 Jul 2019
Gisela João Maia, Festas da Maia POR

31 Aug 2019
Gisela João Montemor-o-Novo, Feira da Luz POR

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