About this Event
The International Club of DC with the cooperation of the Embassy of Portugal and His Excellency Ambassador Francisco Duarte Lopes, the Portuguese Ambassador to the United States, cordially request the pleasure of your company for the rare delight of an evening featuring a delightful Fado concert followed by a dinner buffet feast of Portuguese delicacies by the Ambassador's Staff!
An Enchanting Evening of Music & Portuguese CultureResidence of the Portuguese Ambassador to the United States
The evening begins with a delightful concert featuring Marta Pereira da Costa who is the foremost professional Portuguese guitar female player in Fado. In 2014 she was distinguished by Amália Rodrigues Foundation with the "Instrumentist Award".
The intimate and beautiful setting of the Portuguese Ambassador’s residence provides the perfect setting for you to discover Portugal through all your senses while meeting the Ambassador, distinguished diplomats and staff at the embassy along with ICDC members in attendance.
The dinner buffet of Portuguese delicacies will be presented with limited seating. The dinner reception also includes wine and drinks served at the bar.
Please make your reservations soon, as space is very limited and the event is expected to sell out in advance. Discounted reservations available for a limited time. As we reach capacity, the reservation price is subject to increase.
Health & Safety
Proof of COVID vaccination is required for admission. Masks are required for admission. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to wear your mask for the duration of the event, including the concert, until the time dinner is served.
:::: MARTA PEREIRA DA COSTA - A PORTUGUESE GUITAR
Marta Pereira da Costa is the world’s foremost professional portuguese guitar female player in Fado. In 2014 she was distinguished by Amália Rodrigues Foundation with the "Instrumentist Award". Marta was also honored by the Amalia Rodrigues Foundation with the “Instrumentist Award” in 2014. Before releasing her debut album she had already performed abroad in many countries as well as indoor.
It was in 2012 that Marta decided to abandon her work as a civil engineer in order to pursue her professional career in music as a Portuguese Guitar player. In March that year she gave her first solo concert in Toronto.
In 2013 she was invited to tour in Spain, France and also played in S. Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Later, between October and November, she made her first tour around the East Coast of the USA, performing in 10 different venues like the mythical Johnny´s D in Boston and in the Drom in New York, besides several workshops of Fado music at Universities and High Schools. In 2014 she was invited to return and perform in Kansas City, a reference of Jazz.
Her album was released in 2016 with Warner Music Label and had the best critics either by the media and the public.
The record had the participation of well known artists from Portugal and abroad such as the bass player Richard Bona in the theme " Encontro" or even the artist Dulce Pontes giving voice to the song "É ele que me canta a mim". Another special guest was the iranian singer Tara Tiba that played the song "Moon". At the same time the record pays tribute to the her Fado and Portuguese Guitar references like Carlos Paredes, Fontes Rocha, Mário Pacheco, amongst others.
Since the edition the concerts haven´t stopped and the tour presentations "A woman, a guitar" added more and more important and well-known venues, national and internationally, to the agenda such as Real Teatro Santa Cecilia for the Brass in Jazz Festival, BBK Room in Bilbao, Cordoba Guitar Festival, NOS ALIVE , Mimo Amarante Festival and also Waterloo Uptown Jazz Festival in Ontario, just to name a few from last year.
The live performance is always a surprising and unquotable moment. On stage Marta adds what can not be recorded: the heart of the woman that made the guitar an extend of her soul. This will be a unique chance to watch her live. Don´t miss it!
Kindly note by purchasing a ticket, you accept responsibility to arrive for the event on time. Due to expenses incurred, we are unable to offer refunds if you are unable to attend the event for any reason. Purchase of tickets for the event constitutes your acceptance of our no-refund policy. Event details are subject to change as we continue to refine the event.
Tickets will be released to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID. If you purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission with your guest(s).
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Portuguese Ambassador’s residence, 2125 Kalorama Rd NW, Washington, United States