Wed, 11 Mar | 75 Reid St

Luisa Sobral

Eurovision winner, Luísa Sobral one of the most important composers and singers from the new generation of Portuguese artists. Currently touring her 5th album Rosa, to WOMAdelaide, she is performing one acoustic concert in Melbourne.
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Luisa Sobral

Time & Location

11 Mar 2020, 7:00 pm
75 Reid St, 75 Reid St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia

About the Event

Luísa Sobral one of the most important composers and singers from the new generation of Portuguese artists. Her first album, ‘The Cherry On My Cake’ was an instant success in Portugal. It remained at the top of the charts for many weeks and quickly went platinum. Her Spanish début took her to some of the country’s best-known events, including the Barcelona Jazz Festival and the Cartagena Jazz Festival. She went on to perform in numerous countries, including England, France, Turkey, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the USA, Morocco, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Brazil. She has been the support act for such top-drawer performers as Ute Lemper (at the Union Chapel, in London) and Melody Gardot (at the London Jazz Festival and throughout Melody’s German tour). Critics far and wide have heaped praise on this Portuguese artist’s talent and she has already won two Globos de Ouro (Portugal’s version of the Golden Globe Awards) nominations and appeared on the mythical BBC 2 show “Later... with Jools Holland".

Luisa Sobral tested out a new direction with her second album. She made her sound more mature and complex, with crossovers from the worlds of folk and indie music. She featured studio collaborations with such renowned performers as Jamie Cullum, António Zambujo and Mário Laginha. Her public once again took to her work in droves and the album soon went gold. Luisa Sobral has continued to carve out a niche on the international scene, underpinned by a successful tour of Central Europe and an appearance at the historic SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Now with 5 albums to her credit, Luisa Sobral is touring her latest, Rosa, to Womadelaide in South Uastralia and to one Melbourne concert for The Boite. 

'Rosa' is the most personal, mature and intimate album by Luísa Sobral. The beauty of the compositions is enhanced by the stripping of the arrangements and the creative bound between Luisa and Refree. Voice and guitars are joined a trio of woodwinds composed by fliscorne, tuba and horn and some elements of classic percussion like marimba. 'Rosa' is made of stories, some are real, some less. It is a very ‘raw’ record, with eleven songs written in Portuguese, where words and melodies are the essence.

In 2019, Luísa Sobral returns to Portuguese and international stages with a new lineup and the invitation to sing in person the stories from 'Rosa'.

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