salvador sobral

SALVADOR SOBRAL

Singer songwriter Salvador Sobral makes his long-awaited London debut. The Lisbon born artist emerged, fully formed, into the spotlight when his entry, Amar Pelos Dois, won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 with the competition’s highest ever winning score. The following year when he performed again at Eurovision, in a duet with Brazil’s Caetano Veloso, he hinted at the serious musical chops behind his sudden fame.  

Sobral sang from a young age, and performed on television for the first time at the age of ten.  In his twenties, he dropped out of psychology studies in order to explore music in Mallorca and later studied jazz in Barcelona, he returned to Portugal at the end of 2014 and began collaborating with some of the country’s biggest jazz artists, creating his first album Excuse Me (2016).

At the Barbican he will sing from his new album Paris, Lisboa, a multilingual exploration of the two cities inspired by a journey between them. The record is also a homage to Wim Wenders’ classic film 'Paris, Texas.' Salvador will perform accompanied by musicians Júlio Resende, André Rosina, and Bruno Pedroso.

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Thu, 20 Feb 2020 salvador sobral the barbican hall