Cantadeira (Singing women) is Joana Negrão's solo project, a true “one woman band” and a challenge that finally makes sense in her career. It is also born in a period of imposed confinement and social distance and from all the impossibilities of playing together with his musical projects. Creating and playing music alone was, more than an expected route, a necessity for almost 20 years playing in various projects with other musicians.
After accumulating performative experience, composition and research in her projects, she decided to create a solo one where she could put into practice all his influences and aspirations.
Cantadeira is Joana Negrão alone on stage but very well accompanied by her own voice, building overlapping sound layers that serve as the basis for traditionally inspired melodies, as well as invoking soundscapes from our collective memory. Although also using the Portuguese Cancioneiro A Cantadeira intends to create a new repertoire, giving voice to current issues and looking for the tradition of today.