Sunset Music and Arts concert: Ramana Vieira with guest, Carlos Reyes

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Date: Saturday January 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets $25/$20

Program: Contemporary Portuguese Fado with guest artist, Carlos Reyes

Ramana Vieira is one of the leading singers of contemporary Fado music.This music is sometimes called “Portuguese Blues”. Ramana’s work captures the essence of Fado and well beyond. She performs and records music that ranges from the soulful haunting ballads and catchy playful songs of Fado, to American classics and beyond. Ramana is an internationally acclaimed recording artist and a northern California native of Portuguese descent. She also is a stunning vocalist, a proficient pianist and gifted songwriter who has composed, performed and recorded many of her own original Fados. Several of these have been nominated at the International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA).

Joining her are David Parker on Bass and Jeff Furtado on Guitar.

Carlos Reyes recording artist, producer, engineer, harpist and violinist– has been breaking musical barriers since his first public performance at the age of five. Born in Paraguay South America, he began his musical education at the age of three and a half on the violin. He made his debut on the Paraguayan harp with the Oakland Symphony and his debut on the violin with the Oakland Youth Symphony at just fourteen years of age. He has worked in the professional recording industry for commercials, solo artist and instrumental background music for the acclaimed children’s shows “Sesame Street” and “Villa Alegre” when he was still in his teens.

Carlos thrilled thousands of loyal followers with the Jazz-Rock group Merlin as they played all over the SF bay area. Touring in Europe and representing Paraguay at the world's fair in Hanover Germany he was received with standing ovations and given a medal from the Vatican for his musical contributions.

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