2007 GUESTS AND FRIENDS
Trio Odemira was created in 1957 and right from
the first record registered its first hit: “Rio Mira”.
Presently, they’re preparing the launch of a 4-CD
box set with a book commemorating 50 years of music
Over the years, they’ve made 10 one-hour long
television specials and three hundred shorter ones, recorded in excess of
78 records, for a total of 900 songs.
Tony Camara was born in Toronto , Canada . Tony was introduced to music at a very early age. During Tony’s childhood, he accompanied his parents when they travelled to various cities across Portugal and North America to entertain many immigrant communities. In fact, one week after being born, his parents were back on tour using a Portuguese guitar case as a crib for Tony.Tony’s upbringing has profoundly influenced his fondness of music and the Portuguese culture. Through this love for the Portuguese culture, Tony has had the privilege of crossing paths with many great Portuguese artists such as Carlos Do Carmo, Paulo de Carvalho, Alcindo Carvalho, Fernando Machado Soares, Padre Borga, Carlos Alberto Moniz, Carmin Silva, Lindo Mar Castilo, Fontes Rocha, Celeste Rodrigues, and Camané. http://www.tonycamara.com/Home.htm
A renowned artist that in the later
partof the 60’s and throughout the
decade of the 70’s was a pop and
rock music sensation, Andy Kim
achieved fame as a singer, songwriter
and vocalist with the band “The
Like the contestants in this
competition, he “started from
nothing”, as he himself points out.
Very young still, Andy left Montreal to New York in the
pursuit of a dream to become a singer and songwriter.
He recorded his first song in April of 1968, “ “How’dwe ever get this way”, which sold over 800,000 records.
Great hits as “Sugar Sugar”, “Jingle Jangle”, “Be
my Baby”, “Rainbow Ride” and “Rock Me Gently”
reached the number one spot on the Billboard charts,
with sales topping over 30 million records.
Andy Kim became an integral part of the jury in
the Amateur Singing Contest.
Marques, born in Coimbra and raised since the
age of 3 in Lourenço Maruqes,
returned to the mainland in 1970 to
being a soccer career. In parallel, he
went on singing, composing and
writing his own tunes. Whether in bands or solo, created a successful
career. In 1995 creates NUCAFÉ, a Sound and Image production
agency that assists other artists.
Silveira, born in Toronto, his passion for music
started at 10. With several music diplomas,
he has won numerous awards as a
professional musician and composer and
performed throughout Canada, U.S.A.,
Europe and the Caribbean with several bands and orchestras. With 5
albuns in his repertoire, his latest is “As Verdades”. Fluente in
Portuguese and English he also sings in French, Spanish and Creole.
Desman, born in Toronto, Shawn is one of the
most successful Portuguese-Canadian
artists and already has two albuns enjoying strong success among the
younger crowds who appreciate his
modern and up beat tunes. Beyond his career as a singer and a
dizzying schedule of shows, he still finds tims to help and give his
assistance to young, up-and-coming new artists as co-producer and
Santos, born in Vancouver, B.C. Lisa started
singing professionally at 18. She plays
the flute, keyboards and percussion. Lisa
studied for 2 years at the Royal
Conservatory of Music and sings in 7
languages, Portuguese being one of the languages she is musically
fluent in. With her husband, John Santos, she makes up the other half
of Duo Santos and has already recorded 1 CD as a solo artist and 10
as a member of the Duo.
Singer and author-composer, Tony Gouveia was
born in Lisbon and lives in Canada since
1974. Dedicated to the music with body
and soul, he has recorded both as a solo
artist and a band member, being a
versatile artist that can easily go from “Canção” to “Fado”. With several
prizes and contest wins, Tony has an active schedule throughout the
year, with several shows and performances, both within and outside