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Filipe Sambado


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

Filipe started her musical career in 2012 with the release of the EP "Isto Não É Coisa Pra Voltar a Acontecer". However, it really happened and that's how "1,2,3,4" and "Ups... I Did This Again" came to us, which paved the way for "Vida Salgada", her first long-play released in 2016. This was followed by "Filipe Sambado & The Luxury Escorts" published in April 2018 under the NorteSul/Valentim de Carvalho seal. Acclaimed by the 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 2019 SPA Awards in the Music category - Best Popular Music Work.

Filipe Sambado dares to make immediate pop songs that make us sing and reflect on the world that surrounds and affects us. She composes remarkable songs that start from an indie pop matrix and consolidate a sonic universe that both establishes complicity with Portuguese music - from author songs to popular and dance music -, as well as being contaminated by krautrock, lo-fi or surf music. These are songs that challenge us, summon memory and project it in an exercise of reconfiguration of the current Portuguese identity.

In 2020 Filipe Sambado participates in Festival da Canção, as a composer and performer of the theme “Gerbera Amarela do Sul” that appears in her new album “Revezo”, released in January of this year, which is her second work by NorteSul/Valentim de Carvalho and third work under the umbrella of the agency and promoter Maternidade.


Alongside her work, in her own name, Filipe Sambado has been collaborating as a musician, composer and producer in many other musical projects, which reveal a complete and multifaceted artist who has already conquered her place in the history of national music. 


"With his third album of originals, the musician exchanges pop psychedelicism for a calmed folk, built on tradition, but without losing contemporaneity."

Miguel Judas, in Diário de Notícias


"The most personal album by the singer-songwriter, where, in a return to childhood, he reconstructs traditional Portuguese folklore as a form of provocation to a conservative society"

Hugo Geada, in Jornal I


"In this new phase of crossing between traditional and pop, Sambado is placed 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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