is a Portuguese Fado singer and songwriter of the new generation. Born in Barcelos, Portugal, she is a central figure and one of the most important interpreters in the History of Portuguese music. With a constant presence on national and international stages, electrifying and unforgettable performances, Gisela is an iconic model for contemporary Fado.
In the Spring of 2021, she released her third album, AuRora [Dawn], her most personal and intimate record,
where for the first time she revealed her gift for writing and composing.
With four remixes of songs from AuRora, Gisela João keeps declaring her love to the
dance floor, a passion that is mentioned often in her interviews, where she explains growing up with a blend of electronic music parties and traditional fado.
Miguel Esteves Cardoso, a Portuguese writer, said: "Amália Rodrigues was the great
fado singer of the 20th Century. (...) I know and feel, with the same strength, that Gisela
João is the great fado singer of the 21st Century.
" And who are we to deny it?
As a NY Times review describes it:“... Fado is not sad. Fado is intense. It’s like life.”