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Hutton Honors College

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Undergraduate Lunch with Portuguese Band Deolinda

September 21, 2012

Whether singing of unfinished love or the politics of economic austerity, the Portuguese band Deolinda has won the public's attention for its blending of traditional and contemporary music. Its debut album, The Song Next Door, quickly went platinum and has been described as capturing "the tension between old and new Lisbon, between traditional fado and the future." Deolinda was in Bloomington to perform at the Friday and Saturday night Lotus World Music Festival showcases.


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Students gather around the band members during lunch at Harlos House.

Lead vocalist Ana Bacalhau describes the band's musical style and inspiration.

Pedro da Silva Martins, another band member, composes much of Deolinda's music.


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