Portugal 2000: Liana involved in project with swedish musician

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Liana was the winner of Festival da Cancao 2000 and is now involved in a musical project with portuguese and swedish musicians.

In the year 2000, Portugal wasn’t able to participate at Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm due to poor results in the previous years. Nonetheless, RTP kept the tradition and organized Festival da Canção, through which the song for Eurovision was usually chosen. The singer Liana won the contest that year with a song called “Sonhos Mágicos”.

Between 2000 and 2005 she preformed in a musical called “Amália”, which was the most watched musical in the history of portuguese showbiz. The show was foccused on the carachter of Amália, who brought fado to international stages. She was the most internationally recognized Portuguese artist in the 20th century singing the portuguese traditional song in the most important venues around the world. Liana played the carachter of a young Amália trying to become a famous fado singer.

Liana is now involved in a musical project called “Stockholm Lisboa Project” where “musicians from Portugal and Sweden joined to communicate their music traditions” as they express in their website. The group is composed by Liana as leading singer and three musicians, Sérgio Crisóstomo e Luís Peixoto, Portuguese and Simon Stålspets, Swede.

Their most recent abum is called “Sol” and in the songs and instrumental compositionsyou can hear a mix of portuguese fado and traditional nordic folk music. You can visit the website here and the myspace of the group here.

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