FADO FESTIVAL NY&NJ Debuts at BROOKFIELD PLACE NEW YORK
Festival in Downtown Manhattan & Newark Runs May 1-11
A New Venue for Festival’s Expanded Program SpotlightsFour of Fado’s Biggest StarsIn Free Evening Concerts at the Winter Garden May 3 & 4
Dazzling Double Bills Featuring Camané and Ana Sofia Varela,Hélder Moutinho and Maria Emília
Portuguese Jazz Singer Sofia Ribeiro Opens Festival with Free Afternoon Shows May 1 & 2
Festival Closes with Walking Tour of Historic Ironbound Section of Newarkand Fado Concert at Sport Club Português May 11
Fado Festival NY&NJ enters its third year with a dazzling new venue partner, Brookfield Place New York, its most expansive lineup of artists and, with four free events, an incomparable opportunity for fans to hear some of the most revered singers on the Portuguese fado scene today. As in previous editions of the festival, the 2019 edition offers an unparalleled portrait of fado’s past, present and future. The festival will feature four of fado’s biggest names– Camané, Hélder Moutinho, Ana Sofia Varela, and Maria Emília — as well as the fado-inspired U.S.- based Portuguese jazz singer Sofia Ribeiro.
This year’s festival is the biggest and most extensive to date, running May 1 – 11. It features daytime and evening shows–all free and open to the public–from May 1 to 4 at Brookfield Place, a bold, state-of-the-art venue for cultural programming in New York City. The following weekend, Fado Festival NY&NJ travels to the historical center of fado in the United States — Newark, New Jersey — on May 11 for a walking tour of the Ironbound district and an intimate fado concert at Sport Club Português.
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