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Livre 06:01
Gondarém 02:46
Com que voz 04:07
Memória 07:22
Medo 06:56
Maldição 06:27


This exceptional album was arranged, produced and recorded live with no overdubs by Bastarda & João de Sousa, 22 February 2021 in Tonn Studio.
New interpretation of traditional Fado music opens vibrant space for those incredible musicians. They improvise, compose new original themes and arrange those beautiful Fado songs in their own unique way.

List of original authors:
1. Livre (Carlos de Oliveira / Fado Menor)
2. Estranha forma de vida (Amália Rodrigues / Alfredo Marceneiro)
3. Gondarém (Pedro Homem de Mello / Alain Oulman)
4. Com que voz (Luís de Camões / Alain Oulman)
5. Cantiga de amigo (Mendinho / Alain Oulman)
6. Memória (David Mourão-Ferreira / Fado Menor do Porto)
7. Medo (Reinaldo Ferreira / Alain Oulman)
8. Maldição (Armando Vieira Pinto / Alfredo Marceneiro)


released May 4, 2021

Bastarda & João de Sousa // Fado

João de Sousa - guitar, vocal
Paweł Szamburski - clarinet
Tomasz Pokrzywiński - cello
Michał Górczyński - contrabass clarinet

All arragments and music production by Bastarda and João de Sousa
Recorded at Tonn Studio
Mixed by Tomasz Pokrzywiński
Mastered by Marcin Bociński / Legatomastering
Hand embroidery art by Justyna Kosińska / Tkanka,
Cover photo by Mikołaj Starzyński
Layout by Jarosław Pawlicki / Pneuma

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szamburski Warsaw, Poland

Paweł Szamburski (b. 1980) clarinettist and composer with close ties to the Lado ABC music scene. He studied ethnography and musicology at the Warsaw University. Recently Szamburski create such bands as BASTARDA and SzaZa.
He performs solo, composes music for film, theatre, silent movies and radio plays.



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