Gisela João


Line up

  • Bernardo Couto (Portuguese Guitar)
  • Francisco Gaspar (Acoustic Bass)
  • Gisela João (Vocals)
  • Nelson Aleixo (Viola)

When Gisela João released her debut album in 2013, it set in motion a rapid rise to the upper echelons of Portuguese music.

Her voice, deep, passionate, strong yet touched with a sensitive vulnerability, found instant resonance with public and critics alike.

The sparse instrumental accompaniment - no strings, percussion or overblown arrangements – signalled a return to fado's roots but in the service of facing the world of today.

She even dares to sing a classic Amália Rodrigues song with lyrics updated by Capicua, a rapper from Porto. A moderniser then, but making the statement that fado's soul lies in its raw nature and that the emotions it articulates are universal.

It is said that 'a fadista must be born one and not merely wish to be one'. Gisela João is indisputably a natural-born fadista.

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Songs

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1

Madrugada Sem Sono


First track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

2

Vieste Do Fim Do Mundo


Second track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

3

Meu Amigo Está Longe


Third track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

4

Bailarico Saloio


Fourth track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

5

Voltaste


Fifth track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

6

Sei Finalmente


Sixth track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

7

Canto De Rua


Seventh track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

8

Primaveira Triste


Eighth track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

9

(A Casa Da) Mariquinhas


Ninth track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

10

Sou Tua


Tenth track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

11

Malhões E Vira


Eleventh track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

12

Maldição


Twelfth track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

13

Não Venhas Tarde


Thirteenth track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)

14

Antigamente


Fourteenth track from Gisela's debut album, "Gisela João" (2013 © Valentim de Carvalho)


Videos

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Official Video for Gisela's single "Meu Amigo Está Longe"

Official video for Gisela's single "Vieste Do Fim Do Mundo"

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