This unlikely, surprising and bold concert gathers Maria João, the jazz and musical improvisation diva, to the unique, irreverent Moçoilas, a group of three women (Margarida Guerreiro, Inês Rosa and Teresa Silva) who sing traditional southern, Mediterranean songs a cappella. This show combines music from Portugal, Brazil, Africa, among others, where tradition and contemporaneity intertwine to originate new, creative approaches in the form of a huge artistic complicity and proximity to the public.
Maria João has performed in the world’s most renowned music festivals. Her career began at Escola de Jazz do Hot Clube de Portugal. In just a few years, she started singing abroad and is now one of the most internationally renowned Portuguese singers. Maria João was commended by Jorge Sampaio, the President of the Portuguese Republic, with the Order of Infante D. Henrique, that was granted to her as the official recognition of her dissemination of Portuguese culture around the world. She is also the only Portuguese artist nominated for a European Jazz Prize along with Jamie Cullum and Bobo Stenson.