Well known in North America’s Portuguese community for his 20 years of performance with the well-established non-fado group Tabu, Gouveia received the prestigious Merit Award for Music, Portugal Week 2007, presented by the Alliance of Portuguese Clubs and Associations of Ontario (A.C.A.P.O.).
Gouveia – who has now become something of an ambassador for fado – has begun to attract new audiences to the genre with his remarkable performances at Summerfolk, the Brampton and Mill Race (Cambridge) Folk Festivals, as well as at many Toronto clubs with Nuno Cristo’s Anima Fado series. In 2007, he performed at the “Fado Toronto” program in the LuminaTO Festival, held at the Young Centre for Performing Arts in the Distillery District. He has more recently performed at and at the Montreal Highlights festival.
Tony Gouveia is truly the new voice of fado. His soulful vocals and fervent performances are poised to conquer all listeners, both inside the Portuguese community and well beyond it.
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