Carla Pires
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Tour of Japan@Nankano Sun Plaza-Tokyo


CARTOGRAFADO (FADO’S CARTOGRAFY) A planetary view of the passage of fado through the paths of the world.
  • 2 Cartografado
  • 3 Tudo o que não há
  • 4 Viajar assim
  • 5 Os vinhos dos portos
  • 6 Vida Nova
  • 6 Viarafado
  • 7 Date a volar
  • 8 Ta bouche aux lèvres d'or
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Line up

  • André Santos (Classical guitar)
  • Bernardo Couto (Portuguese guitar)
  • CARLA PIRES (Vocals)
  • João Novais (Acoustic bass/doublebass)


CARLA PIRES has a very peculiar place in Portuguese music. Although still young, she is, nevertheless, one of the Portuguese artists that has most sung abroad: in hundreds of concerts in four continents, 23 countries, in Europe’s most privileged music festivals, performances at highly coveted concert halls, during successful tours in the Orient such as Japan, with excellent reviews in many leading European newspapers and magazines.
She began her singing career in 1993, participating in several musical projects, recording soundtracks and playing roles as an actress for TV series in Portugal. For three years, she played the young Amalia Rodrigues in the successful Portuguese musical about this fado idol.
Carla Pires established herself as a fado singer in 2008, when she embarked on a 10-concert tour of France and performed in Spain, Austria and Algeria. Since then, she has constantly toured internationally, entertaining audiences in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America with 450+ performances around the world. Some of the highlights were performances at prestigious venues such as: Osaka Symphony Hall, Okayama Symphony Hall, Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen Hall, Kobe International House, Nakano Sun Plaza-Tokyo (Japan), Graz Opera (Austria), Vlaamse Opera Gent, Södra Teatern (Stockholm, Sweeden), Concertgbow, De La Mar Theater, Schowburg Roterdamse, Rasa (Netherlands), Cirque d’Hiver and Théâtre de la Ville(Paris, France), Teatro Solís (Montevideo, Uruguay) and many others.
In 2014, at the invitation of the prestigious Portuguese choreographer Vasco Wellenkamp, Carla Pires embarked on tour of 42 dates through The Netherlands with the show “Fado”, a co-production between the Portuguese National Contemporary Ballet and the International Danstheater (Amsterdam) about fado, with live music performed by the singer. This show won the Audience Dance Award 2014. The Graz Opera in Austria, hosted "Fado" between March and April 2015, for 9-sold out sessions. Critics considered Carla Pires "the emotional center of this performance".
Following her debut album ILHA DO MEU FADO (Ocarina,2005), Carla released ROTA DAS PAIXÕES (Ocarina/World Village, 2012), AQUI(Ocarina 2016) and CARTOGRAFADO (Ocarina 2020).
Pires’ third solo album “AQUI” was released in 2016. Following the launch of the album, 2017 saw the start of the “Aqui World tour”, with concerts in France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Poland and a 14-concert tour of Japan, between 28 October and 14 November, at the best venues of the main cities: Kasaoka Civic Hall, Okayama Symphony Hall, Arkas Sasebo, Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen Hbg Hall, Higashi Kurara Hall, Izumo-Shi Shimin Kaikan, Kobe International House, Osaka Symphony Hall (2 concerts), Nara-Ken Bunka Kaikan, Wakayama Municipal Auditorium, Joyo City Cultural Center and Nakano Sun Plaza Hall (Tokyo).
CARTOGRAFADO, Pires’ fourth studio album , released in late April 2020, reveals the singer’s ability to make fado even more world-wise but also even more fado, singing her own way. The modernity of Portuguese music with multiple roots, that are cosmopolitan but also rural, national, but also well-traveled, is present in CARTOGRAFADO.
On stage, supported by excellent musicians playing Portuguese guitar, classical guitar and double bass, Carla Pires has a remarkable presence and the power and talent to thrill her audiences. She has a unique voice, which carries the fado and its special feeling through amazing musical roots.


"Cartografado" - Carla Pires