Between the rigor of tradition and the energy of the future, Rita Vian will be at Misty Fest to present her modern vision of Portuguese music.
Rita Vian is one of the most solid promises of the contemporary Portuguese music scene. The artist made her formal debut with CAOS’A, an ep that was published by Arraial and is produced by Branko. But there is a previous career that helped her establish her ideas, including Beautify Junkyards, a band she was part of and with which she recorded two albums, and some notable participations in the work of Mike El Nite or DJ Glue, signs of a creative restlessness that led her to get closer and closer to the universe of urban and electronic music, while keeping one foot closer to tradition, which can be clearly felt in the fadist outlines of her voice and in her interpretive delivery.
In 2020, when she released the clip for the song “purga” (written by João Pedro Moreira), the artist proclaimed her affiliation in an interview with Rimas e Batidas: “But I think above all that there is a lot of freedom to be celebrated and a lot of will to write differently in Portuguese music right now, which is something that inspires me a lot. I think there is more and more will to take risks. Not only in terms of fado, but also the willingness to sing in Portuguese in other genres, which leaves me with the feeling that there is a very positive current gaining strength. I think the biggest examples of new fados right now are Pedro Mafama and Conan Osiris.
After having also collaborated with Branko on “Sereia”, the artist formed her vision of a modern music, with an electronic temperament, but with a deep Portuguese soul in an EP that received the highest praise from the national press in general. At the end of 2021, João Mineiro wrote about his passage through the Tivoli BBVA stage:
“There are singers who are remarkable interpreters and who excel by using and paying homage to other people’s poetic texts. There are also those who write magnificent songs, shining in the generosity with which they offer their words to the voice and interpretation of others. Rita Vian embraces both worlds in a symmetrical and intuitive way, delicately conjugating her authorial, poetic and intimate side, with a sublime interpretation at the time of singing and at the time of meeting the public”.
After having passed through even bigger stages, in festivals such as ID_No Limits or Nos Primavera Sound, Rita Vian continues on her quiet, but safe path towards the future, affirming herself as one of our most precious treasures of the present.