The first time Raül Refree saw the fado singer Lina perform live, at Clube de Fado in Lisbon, he knew they had to work together. Fado is an essential part of Portuguese culture, and a form of music which at first glance can have an unchangeable allure, which brings many artists to Lisbon.
That was the case with Refree, a composer and producer who has worked with Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo and Silvia Pérez Cruz, who visited Oslo World in 2019. However, he might be best known for his work on the debut album from pop and flamenco comet Rosalia, "Los Angeles". Shortly after Refree and Lina met for the first time, they entered the studio, where they experimented with a range of different instruments and methods. Together, they started exploring the repertoire of legendary fado singer Amália Rodrigues, a figure so beloved in Portugal that the government declared three days of mourning when she passed away in 1999.
The songs developed into what became their first album, released on Glitterbeat in 2020. "Lina_Raül Refree" was lauded by critics all over the world for its fresh take on the fado.
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