- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Called the “New Voice of Portuguese World Music” by the Mundo Magazine, this powerful vocalist is making her mark as one of the premier contemporary Fado artists. She has been featured in the New York Times, has headlined the world's largest Portuguese festival in New Bedford, MA, performed at the 2010 Encontro festival in Macau, and one of her songs was played in an Olympic opening ceremony. The renowned Portuguese poet Euclides Cavaco has called on Ramana to put several of his poems to music. Her extraordinary gift of bringing the historic style of Fado into modern times is her unique trademark. Her full ensemble now features the beautiful Portuguese guitarra, a signature sound in Fado music.