Há Fado no Cais

Pedro Jóia | Fado on the Waterfront

Pedro Jóia
com Quarteto Arabesco & José Salgueiro

31 May, Friday

CCB, Main Auditorium, 9 pm
Prices: 5,50€ - 22€ 

Pedro Jóia is both a composer and the musical director of various projects, besides being considered one of the best Portuguese guitarists currently playing today. 
He began playing guitar at the age of seven, with Paulo Valente Pereira at the Academia dos Amadores de Música, later going on to study with Manuel Morais. He studied flamenco guitar with Paco Peña, Gerardo Nuñez and Manolo Sanlúcar and has composed regularly for theatre and cinema, recording six albums in his own name. He has also lived in Brazil, where he played regularly with Ney Matogrosso, Yamandú Costa and Gilberto Gil, among many others. In 2008, he was awarded the Carlos Paredes Prize for his album À Espera de Armandinho. In 2011, he began his close collaboration with some of the most promising names from the world of fado, such as Raquel Tavares and Ricardo Ribeiro, exploring new musical approaches to traditional fado. Since 2012, he has played in live concerts and recorded with both Mariza and the group Resistência, as well as performing on various stages with his own projects.