Sara Correia has been a usual presence in the best Fado houses of Lisbon since a very young age. That is why she owns what she sings and she does it with the strength of someone who grew listening to Fado. Her homonym debut album “Sara Correia”, released in 2018, was inevitable.
The fact that she grew in a family that sings Fado helped her to live surrounded by music and musicians from very young and to face this lifestyle very naturally. “It was all so fast. I listen to Fado since I was a little girl, my family sings Fado, and I also started singing when I was very young”, said Sara. Nonetheless, there was one particular episode in the beginning of her career that ended up making her decide that she was going to dedicate herself completely to Fado. “When I participated and won Grande Noite do Fado de Lisboa, I felt that this is what I wanted to do”, she said. Sara Correia was only 13 when she won Grande Noite do Fado de Lisboa. After this, she was invited to sing in Casa de Linhares, one of Lisbon’s most mythical Fado houses.
She grew and learned to listen to Amália Rodrigues, the “ultimate Fado singer”, who has inspired all aspects of her career until today. But, Sara has other references, like Fernanda Maria, Beatriz da Conceição and Hermínia Silva. Recently, her talent has caught the attention of the French director Joel Santoni, who invited her to sing “Grito”, a song of Amália Rodrigues, that is included in his TV show “Une famille formidable”. Sara Correia was also invited by Diogo Varela Silva to participate in his next movie “Alfama em Si” in the role of Severa, the historical character that is also the symbol of Fado. She will be integrating a cast formed by some of Portugal’s best artists. In the future, she wishes she can continue to do what she likes: singing and sharing her songs with the world.