"Fado belongs to the night and ceases when Aurora arrives"
Stockholm Lisboa Project works according to their own slogan "fado, polska and beyond". Aurora is their third full-length studio album. They perform traditional and contemporary music from Sweden and Portugal and some new compositions. The Swedish polska and Nordic melancholy meets passionate fado and folk songs from Portugal. The text is often about broken love, longing for friends who sailed on the Atlantic and dreams about the future. New member of the Stockholm Lisboa Project since 2011 is the Portuguese singer Micaela Vaz. Her warm alto voice brings a timbre that strikes the listeners.
Since their International breakthrough with the album Diagonal (2009), they are today one of the most booked folk/world music groups in Sweden. Their International recognitions include among others the German Record Critics'Award, "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik".
"Aurora" means dawn in Portuguese. Fado is a portuguese singing style, which belongs to the night and ceases when Aurora arrives, just before dawn. Aurora is also a common female name in Portugal.
"Tu Gitana" is a ballad about how gypsies divination will bring happiness or unhappiness. "Björkhalling", by Simon Stålspets, is inspired by the Swedish countryside, "Senhora do Almurtão" is a pagan acapella song. "Senhora Maria" mixes blues harmonica riffs with medieval string rhythm. "En tu Puerta (Portugal)/Havet Stormar (Sweden)" is a song about the sea that has always existed near humanity.