London Latin Jazz Fest

Claudia Aurora

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Last Show: Thursday 24 th October 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Claudia Aurora is one of Europe's most renowned Fado singers. These traditional Portuguese folksongs, once sung by the elders, are impassioned poems of loss, love and longing; in short, songs of saudade, the emotion at the very core of fado, perhaps best translated as ‘the love that remains after something is gone’ - a lover, a companion, a place. Just as surely as Fado is handed down through the ages, so are the sentiments of which it speaks.

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“Drenched in emotion and drama”

Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3

Claudia has performed her compositions in countries as far-flung as Poland and South Korea, completed the UK’s biggest tour ever undertaken by a fado singer, and has graced the stages of renowned festivals and halls both in the UK and abroad (WOMAD, Queen Elizabeth Hall, RoyalOperal House of Oman, among others).

“Haunting Portuguese fado... heartbreakingly poignant”(Time Out)

“Spine-tingling”(Alex Denney, NME)

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