Carminho was born among the guitars and voices of fado. Daughter of the renowned fado singer Teresa Siqueira, she began singing in public at the age of twelve in the Coliseum. Fado was always so present that she never thought it could be her occupation. During college Carminho sang in Fado clubs and received several proposals to record but she decided to wait. She graduated in Marketing and Advertising and realized that singing required a maturity that she did not have yet.
Carminho traveled for a year, participated in humanitarian missions and returned to Lisbon determined to give herself entirely to an artistic journey.
“Fado,” her first album, was released in 2009, which became one of the most acclaimed albums of the year and decade. It achieved platinum – an enviable result for a debut album – and opened the hearts of Portugal to her voice, and the doors of the world to her talent: in 2011 “Fado” was considered best album for the British magazine “Songlines”, Carminho performed in the main European capitals, also at the Womex 2011 in Copenhagen and at the Paris headquarters of UNESCO as part of the Fado application for world heritage.
Since then Carminho has performed around the world including globally renowned venues such as London’s Barbican Centre.
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