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  • Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Presents
    Internationally Recognized Fado Vocalist
    Ana Moura – In Concert
    Friday, November 14, 2014
    In Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES, CA – October 27, 2014 – Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is proud to present Ana Moura – In Concert on Friday, November 14, 2014. Ana Moura, an award-winning internationally recognized Fado vocalist will perform two shows in one evening, at 6:00pm and 9:00pm, featuring songs from her latest album, Desfado. The soulful Portuguese singer has become a leading exponent of Fado, which personifies the Portuguese psyche with its deeply expressive explorations of universal themes such as lost love, separation, and longing. At TRK, she will perform onstage with Angelo Freire, Pedro Soares, Andre Moreira, Joao Gomes, and Mario Costa. The event is part of Moura’s 2014 U.S. Tour, which also features stops in Boston, MA; Storrs, CT; South Orange, NJ; New York, NY; Scottsdale, AZ; Sacramento, CA; and San Francisco, CA.

    Ana Moura - TRK

    The two shows, each 75-90 minutes long, will take place at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, the innovative performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064 (310-286-0553). Tickets are $50 for adults, $40 for students, and $60 for premium seating. A no host bar will be available. For more information on this event, please visit TRK’s event page here and the Facebook Event Page here. Tickets are available online here. To learn more about Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, please visit http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com.

    “Fado is a deeply moving art form that combines music and poetry; it’s perfect for an intimate space like Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz,” says Pierre Leloup, TRK Director, “Try to imagine having the captivating Ana Moura in your living room. She has an amazing presence… the night will be very special.”

    Fado –
    Fado (Portuguese for fate) is a multicultural music genre, which can be traced back to 1820s Portugal. Some also link its origins to “cantigas de amigo” (friends songs), Moorish music, Afro-Brazilian sung dances, and Roma (Gypsy) folk songs. Fado typically employs the Phrygian Dominant scale, common in Middle Eastern and Flamenco music, and is traditionally performed by a solo singer, accompanied by acoustic guitar. The tunes are often mournful, about the sea or the life of the poor. Though, in reality, Fado songs can be about anything. The music is also usually linked to the Portuguese word “saudade,” which is understood as the nostalgia felt while missing someone – longing, resignation, and melancholia.

    Ana Moura –
    Internationally recognized Portuguese Fado singer Ana Moura vocally strolls through tradition, while flirting with pop music, to expand the bandwidth of Fado. With her low-pitched, sensual tone, Moura transforms any melody she sings into Fado. The youngest Fadista to be nominated for a Dutch Edison Award, Moura was born in historic Santarem, in the heartland of Portugal, north of Lisbon. At a young age, Moura began to sing in several Fado houses at the invitation of Portuguese guitar players. At one of these sessions, Maria da Fé (an important Portuguese Fado singer) discovered Moura and invited her to Senhor Vinho, the most famous Fado house in Lisbon.

    Moura quickly garnered critical attention with her initial releases Guarda-me a Vida na Mão (2003) and Aconteceu (2004). Performances on important world stages soon followed, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Her 2009 album, Leva-me aos Fados, went triple-platinum in Portugal and hit #7 on Billboard’s Top World Albums chart. Desfado, Moura’s latest release, was honored with the Amalia Rodrigues Award for Best Album. Her riveting voice has also captured the attention of Caetano Veloso, The Rolling Stones, and Prince, giving rise to inspired crossover collaborations. In addition to European tours, Moura has also performed in Mexico, China, and across the U.S.

    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz –
    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in the West Los Angeles area. This 220-seat theater welcomes multidisciplinary and multicultural shows. TRK’s mission is to be an open window on French and international cultures and to inspire and sustain a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

    Links –
    • Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) – http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com
    • TRK Event Page – http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com/2014/08/04/ana-moura-fado-concerts
    • TRK on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theatre-Raymond- Kabbaz/43864706321
    • Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/525425157601562
    • Ana Moura Official Site – http://www.anamoura.com.pt

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    For more information, photos, to schedule an interview, or request concert tickets, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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    Confirmed 2014/2015 TRK Event Schedule*

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • U.S. • Family Show (French Author Jules Verne)
    Tears of Joy Theatre: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Curtain: 7:30pm
    http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com/2014/08/04/tears-of-joy-theater-presents-20000-leagues-under-the-sea

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 • Ukraine • World Music/Punk-Folk
    DakhaBrakha
    Event: 7:30pm
    http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com/2014/08/03/dakha-brakha-concert

    *Additional events will be added throughout the 2014/2015 season.

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