OqueStrada is born from the vision of Marta Miranda and Pablo – both coming from the world of entertainment, she as a theatre actress with experience on the hidden fado houses and Cape Verdean taverns, where she began to sing, he coming from France with a suitcase full of experience in urban intervention and show design – to create a portable musical project with the shape of a small neighbourhood orchestra ready to travel, where the personality and uniqueness of each one is the key point. They have created a unique cosmopolitan swing which has its roots in portuguese popular music, a blend which made everyone dance at the concert for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in 2012.
The new album “AtlanticBeat Mad’ in Portugal“, is an album with a lot of sea salt and Atlantic breeze that repositions Portugal not as Europe’s back door, but as the front door. A balcony with the best view of the world.
Here OqueStrada’s old motto, “leave to return” is stronger than ever. Between the strength of the Atlantic beat and the weight of old Europe, between what we are and what we may come to be, Atlantic Beat Mad’in Portugal launches a concept of a dancing song, hand-embroidered acoustic dancing music.
In this 2nd album of originals, Joao Lima, Pablo and Marta Miranda found a sound focused on the melodic line of the voice and rhythm of the words, in the harmonies and rhythms of the Portuguese guitar and in the beat of the washtub bass and the deep-voiced bombo drum. This filigree beat is designed using Fado instruments played by those who do not come from the world of Fado, but rather from the bands’ meanderings around the planet over the past twelf years.
They brought together various brilliant classical and pop musicians: André Bahia on guitar, Brazilian Moisés Fernandes with his silvery trumpet, whose music matured in Lisbon’s nights, and the authentic jewels ....... więcej