Marreiros returns

Fado singer brings sounds of Portugal to Oceanside for two shows

Sara Marreiros performs at the Old Dutch Inn Jan. 20 and 21.

Sara Marreiros performs at the Old Dutch Inn Jan. 20 and 21.

If you are in the mood for some sultry music The Old Dutch Inn in Qualicum Beach is the place to be this weekend.

On January 20 and 21 Victoria vocalist Sara Marreiros will join Ron Hadley on piano and Sean Drabitt on bass performing Portuguese fado, Brazilian bossa nova and samba, jazz and pop standards, and more.

A remarkable young woman who sings fado, Marrieros has been discovering her own voice by merging the music of her roots and the music with which she came of age.

Fado is to Portugal what flamenco is to Spain and what the blues are to the American South: songs clearly from the folk and their experiences of life’s crueler moments.

Although Marrieros was born in Victoria, she grew up spending time in her father’s village in Portugal.