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Filipe Sambado


Filipe Sambado was born in Lisbon on June 6, 1985. She spent her childhood and adolescence between Elvas, Vila Nova de Santo André and Lagos, returning to Lisbon to study Theater and Dramaturgy and Sound Techniques, eventually settling in this city.

She launched her solo musical career in 2012 with the release of the EP "Isto É Coisa Pra Não a Voltar a Acontecer" (This Is Something That Will Never Happen Again). However, it did happen again and so "1,2,3,4" and "Ups... Fiz Isto Outra Vez" (Ups…I did this again) were released, which paved the way for "Vida Salgada" (Salty Life), her first full-length released in 2016. This was followed by "Filipe Sambado & Os Acompanhantes de Luxo" (Filipe Sambado & The Luxury Escorts), released in April 2018 under the NorteSul/Valentim de Carvalho label. Acclaimed by specialized critics and the public, it was considered the best national album of the year by Antena 3, Radar, Vodafone FM, among other publications, and nominated for the SPA Awards 2019 in the category of Music - Best Popular Music Work. In 2020, Filipe Sambado took part in the Festival da Canção, as composer and performer of the song "Gerbera Amarela do Sul", which appears on her album "Revezo" (Taking turns), released in 2020.

Alongside her work under her own name, Filipe Sambado has collaborated as a musician, composer and producer on many other musical projects, which reveals a complete and multifaceted artist who has already earned her place in the history of national music. 

September 2023 brings us her new full-length - "Três Anos de Escorpião em Touro" (Three Years of Scorpio in Taurus), a transdisciplinary album of 15 songs, created during a period of introspection that resulted in a search of deep sharing and intimacy.


"With her third album of originals, the musician has swapped psychedelic pop for an appeased folk style, built on tradition but without losing its contemporary edge."
Miguel Judas, in Diário de Notícias
"The singer's most personal album, where, in a return to her childhood, she reconstructs traditional Portuguese folklore as a form of provocation to a conservative society."
Hugo Geada, in Jornal I
"In this new phase of crossing traditional and pop, Sambado places herself on the same wavelength as the Portuguese Conan Osiris and Pedro Mafama or even the Spanish Rosalía."
Alexandre Ribeiro in Rimas e Batidas

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