Ana Moura at the HotHouse

This was the first fado concert I’d ever seen. Fado is a traditional style of folk song in Portugal, and Ana Moura is one of the best-known of the young fado singers. The music was new to me in this concert Jan. 25 at the HotHouse, but I found it all very lovely, with really nice vocals and accompaniment on classical guitar, acoustic bass and the mysterious instrument known as the Portuguese guitar, which has doubled strings, an open back and a tinkly sound reminiscent of the bazouki or mandolin. Moura was quick to smile, clearly enjoying herself as she sang and struck poses like a dancer. Her set included a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “No Expectations.”
See my photos of Ana Moura.