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José Cid, International Pop/Rock Superstar
Sings/Speaks in English, World Music, Rock, Pop, Fado, Emmy Award Winner, 6 Platinum records, 20 Gold records (UK), composer, male vocalist/pianist, Pops/Symphony Charts Available, Portuguese, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, 2010's
Recent Press Coverage:
- CBS Money Watch
- Boston Globe
- S.F. Chronicle
- Miami Herald
- LA Daily News
With the release of "It's Snowing In New York," José Cid does it again bringing his popular voice with this wonderful new Christmas song that he wrote the music and lyrics to, destined to become a new classic tune for the holidays. José has not only honored New York at Christmas but the violin solo is played by a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City! Now sit back and enjoy as you listen to "It's Snowing In New York."
HD Video: José Cid, "2 Many Nights" © 2012
The below was emailed to our office from an American on vacation in Portugal.
Went to hear [José] Cid last night (8/5/12) at the Feira de Santiago (State Fair) in Setúbal. [He] just wailed with his small (6 man) band for 2 hours. What a spectacle! We knew he was good from the recordings, but in front of all those singing, dancing, ecstatic people he sounded fresh and young. At times he jumped up and down 8 times, waved his scarf and just listened to the people singing his lyrics. We got back to the hotel at 3 AM.
Listen to José Cid:
- It's Snowing In New York, Just released Christmas tune
- My Voice José Cid joining his voice with the children of the world!
- My Guardian Angel
- Some Poets
- Mellow Yellow
- Strawberry Fields Forever
Speaking and singing in English, Spanish and Portuguese José Cid is considered The Father of Portugal's Rock and Pop scene. José has toured Europe, Africa, Australia and Canada singing for as many as 30,000 people at a time. He has 6 platinum and 20 gold records. He is a cultural icon in Portugal where audiences know his songs by heart. He composes and performs music infused with jazz and Fado (the unique Portuguese soul music, originating with 15th & 16th Century explorers sailing around the globe).
His albums include Who’s Afraid of Ballads? (2011), 1 + day (2010) which received an Emmy, and Live at Campo Pequeno (2009) which went double platinum. His anthology The Best of José Cid (2003) went multi-platinum. In 1994 Cue Magazine named his album Art Sublime among the best 100 albums of the century. It was the only nominee from continental Europe!
Video: José Cid, "Um Louco Amor" LIVE!
Cid is a lifelong exponent of human rights, repeatedly clashing with Portugal’s Salazar dictatorship. Many of his singles and LP’s were prohibited until the democratic revolution of 1974. This enabled him to realize his creative potential as committed artist and exponent of Portuguese culture. In 1995 he dedicated his CD For Humans Rights to East Timor’s Nobel laureate Ramos Horta. José has worked with Elton John, Julio Inglesias, Men At Work and many other world-class performers.
Cid’s estate in northern Portugal has become a cultural center which records and promotes the works of young composers and performers. In his spare time Cid is an avid competitive equestrian.
José Cid is generally available in both North and South America throughout 2013-2014. Call today +1-540-636-1640.
Photo: On Tour 2011
Click Next>> for hi-res photos, an abridged discography and 2 more videos of José Cid, including a recap of his 2011 Tour!
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