Madredeus performs on İş Sanat stage
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
This month İş Sanat is hosting Madredeus, one of the most successful projects on the Portuguese music scene. Their music blends fado with contemporary folk music in “musical fantasies [that preserve] Portuguese roots, Madredeus delivers its live performances in an atmosphere of musical poetry. The group’s music is infused with the Portuguese cultural notion of “saudade,” which designates a sorrowful but hopeful longing for the past or something left behind, and Madredeus’ lyrics are often melancholic and related to the sea, traveling, or absence, continuing a tradition of songs that dates back to medieval times. Madredeus remained relatively unknown outside Portugal until 1994, when director Wim Wenders, impressed by their music, asked them to perform in his movie Lisbon Story, and the soundtrack brought the band to international fame. Madredeus has subsequently toured Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.