Bossa Negra singer Elza Soares performs at Teatro das Figuras

Brazilian Bossa Negra diva Elza Soares is performing a concert to celebrate her 34th album “A Mulher do Fim do Mundo” (The Woman at the End of the World) at Faro’s Teatro das Figuras on Wednesday, June 14 at 9.30pm.

The concert is part of the octogenarian singer’s national tour which has seen her take to the stages of Lisbon’s Coliseu dos Recreios, Porto’s NOS Primavera Sound and Funchal, Madeira.

An important figure in the history of Brazilian popular music, Elza Soares has been awarded a Latin Grammy in 2016.

A Mulher do Fim do Mundo, which has been described as “an apocalyptic album of dirty and experimental samba”, deals with themes such as racism, domestic violence, transsexuality and drugs, and includes musical genres from samba to rock, and rap to electronic.

All her music reflects a hard life. Born in a ‘favela’ (shanty town) in Rio de Janeiro, she was forced to marry by her father when she was 12 and at the age of 13 she was already a mother.

She lost four of her seven children in tragic circumstances. She was also devastated by the death of one of her ex-husbands, the legendary Garrincha, whom she had been married for 15 years. Elza had to deal with the footballer’s alcoholism and was a victim of domestic violence.

Tickets to the concert are priced from €22 and can be purchased at the Teatro das Figuras Box Office, online at BOL and at FNAC, Worten, El Corte Inglés and CTT.

All the month of June’s programme, as well as prices information, reservations and online sales, is available on the website www.teatrodasfiguras.pt and is regularly available on social media Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.