Arte Institute supports and suggests Camané at Winter Garden Theatre and NJPAC.
One of Portugal’s greatest proponents and interpreters of fado (fate), the passionate and melancholy music originally sung by early 19th century sailors in the brothels and bars of Lisbon, Camané established his bona fides singing in fado clubs and theatrical revues in his late teens. One of the few prominent male singers in the genre whose popularity has surged with the emergence of contemporary artists like Ana Moura and Mariza, With the esteemed singer-songwriter José Mário Branco as his producer, he captured the improvisational energy of the fado club on his 1995 acclaimed debut recording on EMI, Uma Noite de Fados (A Night of Fados). Camané toured Europe and recorded such popular albums as Na Linda da Vida, which showcased his increasingly personal interpretations of fado songs as well as his own compositions. Reviewing a 2011 New York performance, The New York Times critic Jon Pareles wrote: “Camané sang about separation, sorrows, haunting eyes and sad memories, along with some rare lighter moments. And he sang about fado itself, as a calling and a burden, though he carried them suavely, in long lines that crested and eased back with nuanced theatricality.”