Magda Mendes won the ‘Gouden Notekraker’, the Dutch Music Industry prize from SENA for professional musicians in 2018. With this prize musicians honour each other for the most inspiring artistic performances of the past season. The nomination followed the release of Mendes’s CD Oliveiras.
The Portuguese singer, who has lived in Rotterdam for almost two decades, makes small-scale, autonomous productions. Together with her regular guitarist and co-author Ward Veenstra, she released three albums under her own name: documentary and music Casa da Bôxa (2011), fado classics Silêncio (2015) and the personal Oliveiras (2018) with which she toured the major stages in The Netherlands.
She is currently touring with her new program ‘Com o Vento – liedjes van de wind’. Her songs were arranged for a new special line up consisting of vocals, guitar, violin and cello.