Bévinda


A French journalist once tagged her the fada of the Fado (fairy of the Fado). If Fado may be an important element in her music, she proved through the years that she was quite an unusual singer who found her path and her voice as she built her own world between the realms Portugal of her native land and France the country where she now lives. Well known to the French audience, Bévinda has already had a rich career that started in 1994, with her first album Fatum and is still going on eight albums later with Luz (which means light) which many consider as her most accomplished body of work. Born in Fundão on the Portuguese shore of the Atlantic, nurtured in France where she grew up, she came to Paris at the age of eighteen and worked as a trekking guide, a job that allowed her to discover the many faces of Asia. Her music will later reveal the influence those countries had and still have on her. She entered the world of music by chance and discovered that singing was her new passion. She studied with Julia Pelaez who encouraged her to sing in her mother tongue and as a result, she decided to spend two years in Lisbon to find her roots again. The creative path she has followed from one album to another has always genuinely reflected her inner personal path. Her music tells about far away lands, from India to Brazil, to the coasts of North Africa. She sings her own words, those of her mother or even Amália Rodrigues. In 1997, she dived into the realm of poet Fernando Pesso...

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