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Tânia Oleiro

(22 January, 1979)

Tânia Oleiro had Fado as a cradle, by condition, and her need to make herself heard along a path traced with solidity, talent and dedication.

Continually requested, her voice is recognized as one of the best nowadays, synonymous with good taste and elegance. Without abandoning the aesthetic conventions of Fado, she offers new expressive solutions, in a style that is simultaneously discreet, sweet and profound, a hallmark of her personal and artistic character.

Rooted in her historical legacy, she is an emerging value that opens the way for the future, in a beautiful balance between the careful selection of the repertoire, the musicians who accompany her and her extraordinary interpretive power.

The Museu do Fado edited ‘Terços de Fado’, in 2016, the first album by Tânia Oleiro.

In this album, 'Terços de Fado', the fado singer brings together 15 themes that reveal her journey immensely enriched by sharing experiences with three groups of musicians, accomplices in her journey: Ricardo Parreira (Portuguese guitar), Marco Oliveira (viola de fado) and Francisco Gaspar (bass guitar); Pedro de Castro (Portuguese guitar), Jaime Santos (fado guitar) and Francisco Gaspar (bass guitar); Bernardo Couto (Portuguese guitar), José Elmiro Nunes (fado guitar) and Daniel Pinto (bass guitar).

“Tânia Oleiro has been a revelation in fado. In a discreet and serene way, without artificial show business poses or postmodern philosophical pretensions”, as Professor Rui Vieira Nery writes in the introduction to her debut album.

Tânia has gone through some of the most renowned stages in Portugal. The Fado Museum, Festa do Avante and Santa Casa Alfama Festival, among others, are joined by international ‘tours’ in countries such as Austria, Germany, United States of America, Istanbul and Spain.

Her most recent record, ’Tânia Oleiro Fado’, will soon appear, where she reveals her first musical composition.

An independent production, captured and mixed by Fernando Nunes and accompanied by the group of musicians: Pedro Amendoeira (Portuguese guitar), Pedro Pinhal (viola de fado) and Paulo Paz (bass viola).

Singing professionally for almost 20 years, she reveals some themes that reflect her maturity, the encounter with her more marked identity and her dedication to traditional knowledge and the vast richness of the Fado estate.

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Tânia Oleiro

Tânia Oleiro. Photo by Luís Carvalhal

Tânia Oleiro. Photo by Luís Carvalhal

Tânia Oleiro. Photo by Luís Carvalhal

Tânia Oleiro. Photo by José Frade

Tânia Oleiro. Photo by José Frade

Tânia Oleiro. Photo by José Frade