|Aldina Duarte - Mulheres ao espelho||
That soul is revealed in her intelligent voice, in her rare timbre, in the way the words sound so organic, syllable by syllable, note by note… The poems, the music set a mood for the story that is being sung; the instrumental accompaniment further underscores the intuition of the Fado singer, shaping the voice to the meaning of the words, to the musical improvisation. Together, these elements make the Art of Fado. It only appears when there is a soul. If there is a soul. Aldina's personality is entirely within her performing abilities. Everything in her art becomes immediately original, in a shockingly simple way. Aldina Duarte believes. Aldina Duarte makes us believe.
Released on the 2nd of June, Aldina Duarte’s third album is the first work released from her brand new record label, Roda-lá Music. Many and diverse personalities can exist in the body and soul of a single woman. Aldina writes and sings about the Woman and about Women that are her allies on the artistic creation of writing and singing. Hermínia Silva, Lucília do Carmo e Maria José da Guia are few of the Fado singers chosen by Aldina Duarte as mirrors of her music. Maria do Rosário Pedreira is Aldina’s chosen mirror to represent her poetic self in this album, Mulheres ao Espelho. The famous women complexity has secrets and courage, subtleness and legitimate doubts, provocative transgressions, impulses and inner, unspoken emotions, trust and truth; these are the main voices in Aldina’s interpretation.
This is present in her poetic metaphors, her surprising story-telling that carries us inside everyday and familiar stories. Beginning with the first song “No Fim” (At the End), this album, this story goes backwards with all the strength and interpretive freedom for those who wish to hear. Aldina had the desire to tell a feminine story and not her autobiography. In eleven songs, every song closes, in itself, a story with a beginning and an end. Everything can be mixed as well as divided, in a responsible way, because freedom is a supreme value! “Mulheres ao Espelho de Aldina Duarte” (is also the title of the prologue of the album booklet written by Maria João Seixas), is a constant teaser to the senses that can be seen as universals on the encounter of the masculine with the feminine, inside each man, each women, parted or together.