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


10 May 2019
Gisela João Anadia, Cineteatro de Anadia POR

11 May 2019
Gisela João Setúbal, Fórum Municipal Luísa Todi POR

18 May 2019
Gisela João Albergaria, Cineteatro Alba POR

25 May 2019
Gisela João Paris, Théâtre des Abbesses FRA

31 May 2019
Gisela João Londres, Songlines Encounters - Kings Place UK

01 Jun 2019
Gisela João Southampton, Turner Sims UK

10 Jun 2019
Gisela João Arraiolos, O Tapete está na Rua POR

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