Often recognised as one of Portugal’s leading fado singers, Ana Moura performs her arresting live show as part of In the Round.

The fadista’s eclectic sound combines traditional forms with “musical fado”, bringing a rare talent to Portuguese blues.

After dabbling in pop and rock, her music began to shift in emphasis. Today, she continues to develop a new fado for the twenty first century, working with a new generation of young Portuguese musicians and songwriters.

Throughout her career, Ana has collaborated with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Prince, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Herbie Hancock, with her music reaching the international charts and gaining Golden Globe nominations.

The vocalist’s most recent record, simply titled “Moura” follows on from her previous release “Desfado” which spent three years at the top of the charts in Portugal and went quintuple platinum.

Now in its fourth year, In the Round is our series of one-off intimate seated gigs that put you closer to the music. See the full line-up here.

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