FORA.tv Speaker - Antonio Zambujo
Antonio Zambujo was born in Beja, Alentejo (South of Portugal) in 1975. He grew up listening to the traditional male chant called 'Cante Alentejano' that became one of his strongest influences. Around the age of 8, Zambujo started studying clarinet but soon he fell in love with Fado when listening to Amalia Rodrigues, Alfredo Marceneiro, Maria Teresa de Noronha and Joao Ferreira Rosa. And it was singing, when he was 16 years old, that he won a regional Fado contest.
His professional career started when Mario Pacheco, the renowned Portuguese guitarist and composer, invited him to sing in his Club de Fado, in Lisbon. Not for a long time though. After an audition, Antonio was chosen to take the role of Francisco da Cruz, Amalia's first husband, in the blockbuster Musical 'Amalia'. He performed continuously during 4 years in Lisbon and after that he toured all around Portugal achieving enormous success.
10.18.11 | 01:19:24 min
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