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Marco Oliveira


Marco Oliveira is a singer, composer, lyricist and guitarist whose first record, "Retrato" (Portrait), established him at one of fado's best talents. Within fado's vibrant and ever-evolving community, he has earned Best Singer awards in Lisbon's annual Great Night of the Fado, both as a youth and as an adult, and he continues to tour extensively within Portugal and internationally. His latest record, "Amor é Água que Corre" (Love Like Rushing Water), takes the city of Lisbon both as point of departure and of eternal return. As a player of the "viola do fado" (classical guitar) and as a composer, Oliveira has collaborated with a wide range of established and emerging artists. 

Watch Past Performances

Video 11/5/2018: Marco Oliveira & Tania Oleiro

Award-winning Portuguese fado singers Marco Oliveira and Tânia Oleiro make their Washington, D.C. debuts. Their music explores the dualities of human experience in tales that unfold through the winding streets of old Lisbon.

Marco Oliveira