An evening of Soulful Fado, the folk/blues of Portugal.
Claudia and her band return after her Sold out gig last year, in a chance to see her in the intimate and great atmosphere of Cafe Barcelona.
Claudia Aurora is a fadista and songwriter from Oporto, Portugal. She is now based in London and since 2003 and has built a reputation as a stunning live performer. Claudia has sung fado at numerous venues in the UK, including the prestigious Kings Place, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcel Rooms (Southbank Centre), Union Chapel in London, Royal Theatre in Norwich,Colston Hall and St George's in Bristol.
Drenched in emotion and drama (Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3)
Haunting Portuguese fado heartbreakingly poignant (Time Out)
This second album confirms the promise of her debut, Silêncio. (Neil Spencer, The Guardian, UK)
You may not see her beating heart but you will certainly hear it. (Simon Rowland, R2 (Rock'n'Reel) Magazine, UK)
Fado lies at the heart of the Portuguese soul, deeply expressive yet highly lyrical. It could be the world oldest urban folk music, arriving perhaps as a dance from Africa, or maybe form the sad songs of homesick sailors. Whatever its origins, its themes are constant – destiny, betrayal in love, loss, longing and yearning that can’t be satisfied.
Wines and tapas available on the night.
£14 adv / £15 at the door