A troubadour's sojourns
FRI. 19:30 臺北中山堂中正廳
Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Lula Pena blends her fado roots with French Chanson, Cape Verdean morna and bossa nova to create deeply stirring music. The poet, singer, and guitarist first won acclaim for her 1998 album "Phados," an unique amalgam of styles that established her as an exciting contemporary singer-singwriter. Her rich, deep voice conveys passion and pain of her personal journeys on 2010's aptly-titled "Troubadour," which was praised by PopMatters as a "stark, haunted take on fado."
As a troubadour, Lula has her fair share of stories of tell, whether its about her sojourns to Mediterrnean ports or playing for King Mohammed V of Morocco. As for her songwriting, she believes in taking her time, saying that "velocity is inhuman" and describing her music as "a work that builds inside out -- trying to figure out human technology."