Cristina Branco

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Cristina Branco
Cristina Branco in Xixón, Asturies.jpg
Background information
Birth name Cristina Branco
Born (1972-12-28)December 28, 1972
Almeirim, Ribatejo, Portugal
Origin Almeirim, Ribatejo, Portugal
Genres Fado
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals

Cristina Branco (born 28 December 1972 in Almeirim, Ribatejo, Portugal) is a Portuguese musician.

Branco was originally drawn to jazz and forms of Portuguese music before finally opting for fado after being introduced to the music of Amália Rodrigues by her grandfather. Branco studied the poems from which major fado lyrics are taken. Branco continues to work on her fado repertory, accompanied by Custódio Castelo on guitar and as composer.[1][2]


  • Cristina Branco in Holland (1998)
  • Murmúrios (1998) [3]
  • Post-Scriptum (2000)
  • O Descobridor: Cristina Branco canta Slauerhoff (2000)
  • Corpo Iluminado (2001)
  • Sensus (2003)
  • Ulisses (2005)[1]
  • Live (2006)
  • Abril (2007)
  • Kronos (2009)
  • Não há só tangos em Paris (2011)
  • Alegria (2013)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Cristina Branco: Musical Journey to Portugal". 
  2. ^ Elliot, Richard (2010). Fado and the Place of Longing: Loss, Memory and the City. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Music & Words Frea Records". Retrieved 2010-12-09.