Dulce Pontes started her career as a mainstream pop artist, but over the years she has
evolved to become a world music singer. She blends traditional fado with contemporary
styles and searches out new forms of musical expression. She introduced musical
traditions of the Iberian Peninsula in her work, rediscovered many long forgotten popular
tunes and found use for obsolete musical instruments. Her work is inspired and influenced
not only by Iberian musical tradition, but also Arabic, African, Brazilian and Bulgarian
sounds. She sings mostly in her native Portuguese.
Dulce Pontes has collaborated with Cesária Évora, Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte,
Daniela Mercury, Carlos Núñez, the Chieftains, Kepa Junkera, Eleftheria Arvanitaki,
George Dalaras, Andrea Bocelli, Joan Manuel Serrat, Wayne Shorter, Trilok Gurtu,
Christopher Tin for his albums Calling All Dawns (Grammy awarded) and The Drop That
Contained the Sea among others.
Her song "Canção do Mar" appeared on the soundtrack of Hollywood film Primal Fear. And
on the NBC police drama Southland.
Her album Focus (2003) is the fruit of a collaboration with Italian composer Ennio
Morricone with whom she still tours and performs live as special guest. She sang in
prestigious concert halls like Carnegie Hall in New York