These ‘Street Stories’ transformed Dona Rosa from a mere Fado street singer to a real stage performer.
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In fall and winter 1999/2000, Dona Rosa recorded her first songs of Historias da rua in a church called “Igreja do Menino-Deus”- Church of the Infant Jesus. In the course of the recordings it became obvious that the collaboration with guest musicians could turn this recording into a gem. On four tracks Dona Rosa was accompanied by the accordionist Ricardo Dias (among other things arranger and composer for Misia). Their cooperation went so smoothly that they decided to do the following concerts as a duo. During the CD production in Marrakech, Dona Rosa met the world-famous choir The Bulgarian Voices Angelite. Thanks to JARO Medien, Dona Rosa received accompaniment for two of the tracks on this album. At Dona Rosa´s desire, one of the songs was recorded at the site of her former life – in the streets. All these songs, composed and recorded here and there, laid the basis for an unique album: Historias da Rua orStreet Stories.
Dona Rosa– vocals, triangel
Ricardo Dias– accordion (track 2, 4, 6,7)
The Bulgarian Voices – ANGELITE (track 3, 9)
Recorded at: Igreja do Menino-Deus in Lisboa
Sound engineer:Nuno Pimentel
Art work: J. N. Represas / Fuego
Photos: Viegas Jo’o Freire
Mastering: Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering – England
Track 3 & 9 recorded at the Sound Academica Recording Studio, State Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sound engineer:Ivo Keremidchiev
Recording supervisor: Kremena Anguelova
Mastering: Ivo Keremidchiev
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