Deolinda

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Deolinda
Deolinda Oeiras 1.JPG
Deolinda live in Monchique
Background information
Origin Lisbon, Portugal
Genres Portuguese
Fado
World music
Folk
Years active 2006–present
Labels EMI
Website www.deolinda.com.pt
Members Ana Bacalhau
Luís José Martins
Pedro da Silva Martins
José Pedro Leitão

Deolinda is a Portuguese quartet band founded in 2006 when brothers Pedro da Silva Martins and Luis José Martins (formerly of the band 7-Headed Beast) invited their cousin, Ana Bacalhau, who was then singing with the band Lupanar, to sing four songs they had written. When they realized that her voice perfectly fit their songs they invited her to join them. They also invited José Pedro Leitão, the bass player with Lupanar and currently Ana Bacalhau's husband, to join them—creating Deolinda.

Career[edit]

The band's debut album Canção Ao Lado released in 2008 was a success reaching number 3 on the charts and was certified double platinum after selling 55,000 copies.

Their second album, Dois Selos e Um Carimbo (Two Stamps and a Seal), released in April 2010, topped the Portuguese charts at #1. In January 2011, at two concerts in Porto and two in Lisbon, the band performed the song "Parva que Sou" for the first time. The lyrics were a social criticism of modern Portugal and the lack of opportunities for its people. "Parva que Sou" became an anthem of Portugal's economically dislocated young generation. Bootleg videos of the song's concert premier went viral on social networks immediately after each performance.[1]

Mundo Pequenino, the third album of the band was released in 2013.

The band's style is inspired by fado, but differs substantially from that of traditional Portuguese genre. For instance, Deolinda does not use Portuguese guitar, as fado would dictate. Deolinda's songs and lyrics are not serious and fatalistic, like classic fado; instead, they often use humor, irony and a fast, happy pace. When performing live, members of Deolinda do not dress in black as traditional fado players do.

Members[edit]

The founding and current members of Deolinda are:

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Tracklist
POR
[2]
2008 Canção Ao Lado
  • First studio album
  • Released: 2008
3
  • POR: 55,000+
  • AFP:2x Platinum
  1. Mal Por Mal
  2. Fado Toninho
  3. Não Sei Falar De Amor
  4. Contado Ninguém Acredita
  5. Eu Tenho Um Melro
  6. Movimento Perpétuo Associativo
  7. O Fado Não É Mau
  8. Lisboa Não É A Cidade Perfeita
  9. Fon-Fon-Fon
  10. Fado Castigo
  11. Ai Rapaz
  12. Canção Ao Lado
  13. Garçonete Da Casa De Fado
  14. Clandestino
2010 Dois selos e um carimbo
  • Second studio album
  • Released: 2010
1
  • POR: 35,000+
  • AFP:Platinum
  1. Se Uma Onda Invertesse A Marcha
  2. Um Contra O Outro
  3. Não Tenho Mais Razões
  4. Passou Por Mim E Sorriu
  5. Sem Noção
  6. A Problemática Colocação De Um Mastro
  7. Ignaras Vedetas
  8. Quando Janto Em Restaurantes
  9. Entre Alvalade E As Portas De Benfica
  10. Canção Da Tal Guitarra
  11. Patinho De Borracha
  12. Há Dias Que Não São Dias
  13. Fado Notário
  14. Uma Ilha
2013 Mundo Pequenino
  • Third studio album
  • Released: 2013
2
  • POR:
  • AFP:Platinum
  1. Algo Novo
  2. Concordância
  3. Gente Torta
  4. Há-de Passar
  5. Medo de Mim
  6. Musiquinha
  7. Semáforo da João XXI
  8. Seja Agora
  9. Pois Foi
  10. Balanço
  11. Doidos
  12. Não Ouviste Nada

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
POR
[2]
2011 Deolinda no Coliseu dos Recreios
  • First live album
  • Released: 2011
3
  • POR:
  • AFP:

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
POR
2008 "Fado Toninho" 18 Canção ao Lado
2010 "Um contra o Outro" 22 Dois Selos E Um Carimbo

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davide Pinheiro (Diário de Notícias) (5 February 2011). "O último hino de uma geração é dos Deolinda" (in Portuguese). 
  2. ^ a b Portuguesecharts.com Deolinda discography

External links[edit]