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Last Show: Friday 25 th August 2017

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Duarte was born in Évora, but spent his childhood and adolescence in the village of Arraiolos. He began to sing fado as a joke, but from 1997 Duarte became committed to fado "as a space par excellence for musical expression", both as a performer and as a singer-songwriter. 2004 was a key year for Duarte with the release of his debut album 'Fados Meus', an invitation from Maria da Fé and the poet José Luís Gordo to join the cast of the famous Senhor Vinho restaurant, where he continues to sing, and the inclusion of one of his compositions in a collection '100 Years of Fado' by the newspaper Público.

Following successful TV and radio appearances, in 2006 Duarte was presented with the prestigious Amália Rodrigues Men's Revelation Award. He composed the theme to the 2009 film 'Mistérios de Lisboa', and in the same year (after being nominated 3 years in a row) he won the Mais Musica prize awarded by Mais Alentejo magazine. More recently his project entitled 'Sem Dor Nem Piedade' has been presented in the Centro Cultutal de Belém (CCB) in Lisbon, France, Spain and Poland, with the album released in 2015 to critical acclaim.

Supported by The Portuguese Embassy in the UK and Camões Institute