Portuguese singer Magda Mendes en gitarist Ward Veenstra want to create little oasis of “silence” in places where they are difficult to find. They are convinced that an authentic setting fits best the unpretensious quality of Fado. Mendes en Veenstra present traditional Fados as well as own compositions in a intriguing and delicate manner.
Silêncio, vai-se cantar o Fado!’

buy CD


“Silêncio, de Fado wanders through…” is a project from Mendes and Veenstra that started back in April 2015. Throughout all neighbourhoods of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, 50 locations were transformed in Fado clubs for one evening. For this special occasion, Portuguese food was served between short sets of acoustic fado, just like it happens in the fado houses in Lisbon.


Soon there will be a new edition of this project for which a new city will be chosen.
Come back soon to check out our agenda.


Mieke van der Weij interviews Magda and Ward at Opium Radio 4. Listen here to their conversation and a few songs they played live during the show.