photo by Alfredo Matos
  • country:Portugal
  • style(s):Fado
  • label:Valentim de Carvalho
  • type:Band
  • gender:female
  • artist posted by:PG Booking

Line up

  • Carlos Manuel Proença (Acoustic Guitar)
  • José Manuel Neto (Portuguese Guitar)
  • Marino de Freitas (Acoustic Bass)


Maria Emília was born in São Paulo, Brazil, but has always been in communion with Fado.
Very young, she came to Portugal, to Minho, where she always accompanied her father, listening and singing Fado in Taberna do Ganso and other well-known places in the region. She returned to Brazil and sang at Alfama dos Marinheiros, where she received the Fado Baptism of the Godfathers: singer Sebastião Manuel, Gerônimo Augusto Gomes and Nilde.
Not resisting longing, Maria Emília returned to Portugal and began her career as a Fado singer. She worked in the most emblematic houses of Fado such as Typical Restaurant Tipóia, Restaurant Já Disse, Adega Machado, Forcado, among others. She had performed in several countries such as Brazil, Spain, Switzerland and Belgium.
We can now listen her at the most prestigious Fado House in Lisbon, Clube de Fado, in Alfama.
Soon she will release her new album that will confirm her as one of the great revelations of Fado.