Yelsy Heredia double bass
Luis Guerreiro guitar
Sergio Fernandez piano
For over 30 years, Pontes has pioneered the revival of Portuguese Fado music with her spellbinding voice, from her breakout hit Cançao do Mar in 1993, to collaborations with the likes of Ennio Morricone, including the 2003 album Focus. She has performed with Ennio Morricone on some of the biggest stages in Europe.
Having performed at some of the world’s most notable venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall, Dulce Pontes returns to London in 2021 with her Fascinaçāo tour which will see her explore the music of the esteemed Brazilian musician Elis Regina ahead of a coinciding album. Regina was a legend known for her brilliant voice and immense personality, and Pontes will pay tribute to her with this tour and album. The title for the show, Fascinaçāo, is both a reference to one of Regina’s most notable songs, but also to the fascination Dulce Pontes has with Regina’s music.
She will be accompanied for this show by Yelsy Heredia (Cuba, double bass, the best of his generation, former usual collaborator of Chucho Valdés), Luis Guerreiro (Portuguese guitar, usual collaborator of other Portuguese stars such as Mariza), and Sergio Fernandez (Cuba, piano).
Doors 6pm, other times tbc.