Cantadores do Alentejo

Cantadores do Alentejo are composed of five young guys, who have in common the fact that they were born in Alentejo and that music has been part of their life since childhood. "We'll sing 'modas' our way" is the promise they make.

Jorge São Pedro, José Diogo Bento, Duarte Farias and the brothers Telmo and Gonçalo Narciso are the collective of musicians and composers in this project.

Cantadores do Alentejo are five young guys between 20 and 30 years old, who have in common the fact that they were born in Alentejo and that music has been part of their life since childhood.

They all started singing from an early age and have been treating Cante for you as long as they can remember. Although they have already had several musical experiences and some are still part of other projects, the friendship that unites them, the passion for Cante and the desire to innovate, led them to build this group and risk the challenge of competing for “Got Talent” RTP contest, where they were finalists in 2020.

They say that “we are going to sing Modas our way and show that Cante can be interesting for all ages”.

The first album with original lyrics and songs is already recorded and will be released soon.

Until then, they anticipate this work, on national and international stages.

Cante is definitely in good hands!

Cante (or Cante Alentejano) is a Portuguese music genre based on vocal music without instrumentation from the Alentejo region. It was inscribed in 2014 in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, one of two Portuguese music traditions, the other being Fado. Its origins come from a similar popular music genre created in the region of Minde by campinos. It is said that the habit of singing without instruments was common in bullherding as a means to coordinate efforts among the campinos.

Associated with this traditional singing in Alentejo is the term “moda” (as in “fashion”, but rather meaning “our very special way”) to identify the typical vocal genre that shapes Cante Alentejano.

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