World's Largest Portuguese Feast - New Bedford Ma
Tania Da Silva, Fado Singer
Portuguese-descendent, Tania first found Fado as a child when hearing her godmother sing in the celebrations that were typical of her family. Her interest for the Portuguese culture continued along the years while she was a student in Portuguese school and dancer in the Folkloric Group Ramos de Oliveira in Pawtucket, RI. With a passion for the Portuguese music already established as a child, Tania began to hear the contemporary Fado singers of Portugal and with them discovered the energy of the Modern Fado. This new sound of Fadostimulated Tania to explore and to appreciate the Traditional Fado. It was this type of music that Tania found her destiny and that reached to her splendor.
Tania was born on October 5, 1984 in the city of Providence in the state of Rhode Island. She is a daughter of Portuguese emigrants naturally from São Brás de Alportel in the province of Algarve, is fluent in English and Portuguese and has her dual citizenship, American and Portuguese. In May of 2007, she graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth with her Bachelor’s in Portuguese and in May of 2013 received her Master's degree in “Master's of Arts in Teaching ”. Currently, Tania is licensed and teaches Portuguese.
Feeling the longing of singing Fado again and having had recorded her first album in 2004, “ Fado Inspirado ” (Inspired Fado), Tania intends to continue and to interpret Fado between the communities of the United States of America such as abroad when opportunities arise.