Mίsia – The Soul of Fado
Mísia is one of the best performers of fado music, a distinct music genre of Portugal. She was born in Porto in Portugal and belongs to a musical family that goes three generations back. She borrowed her name from Misia Cert, Stéphane Mallarmé’s muse, a friend of Proust and Picasso and model of Toulouse Lautrec and Pierre Bonnard. Taking traditional poems as a starting point and basis of her musical creation, Mísia combines these with new material always in the style and form of fado, but removed from the folklore element and fused with the fado of today. Her last album refers to Amalia Rodrigues, the eternal soul of fado.