Fado, a music genre traced to the early 19th century in Portugal with Moorish and Brazillian infludences, is generally characterized as having mournful melodies and fatalistic lyrics. Enjoy an evening of music by Ramana Vieira, who has been called "The New Voice of Portuguese World Music." The daughter of Portuguese immigrants, Vieira received formal voice and acting training at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Ramana Vieira brings dynamic and poetic vocal power to her distinct songs, original love ballads, and traditional Portuguese fado songs, which has been called the world's oldest urban folk music. Students from Jan Term's "Elementary Portuguese through Culture" will provide samplings of Portuguese food.
When: Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.
Where: Chapel, Saint Mary's College, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Contact: January Term (925) 631-4771