Portugal: Jazz singer Maria Mendes nominated for Grammy


Portuguese singer Maria Mendes was nominated for the North American Music awards, Grammy, for the arrangement of the film “Closed Wings”, which she signed with pianist John Beasley. 



In an interview with Lusa, when the album was released, Maria Mendes recalled that after the invitation to join, the idea of ”using Fado and Portuguese folklore as the starting point for more modern and conceptual music creation concepts” appeared in Rotterdam. Jazz festival. 


Among the 11 songs on this album, there are some adaptations from “fados”, such as “Asas Closed” by Amalia, nominated for the Grammy Award, and some other more obvious adaptations, such as “Foi “Deus” and “All of these are fado” by the same fado artist. 



The 63rd Grammy Awards Ceremony will be held on January 31st with Trevor Noah.

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