Nominated to Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2021

Nº1 at World Music Charts Europe, The Year 2020Compiled on behalf of the World Music Workshop of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)  by Johannes Theurer/Milan Tesar

  • Arne BERG, member of the jury, Norway:
The pure emotions in Lina’s voice meets the incredible minimalist instrumentation and production of Raül Refree, reinventing fado and reinterpreting Amalia Rodrigues’ legacy. It is mesmerizing and deeply moving. Number one on my list for 2020, and still growing.
 
  • László MARTON, member of the jury, Hungary:
It seems Lina & Raül knows exactly: whoever wants to follow in Amália Rodrigues footsteps must be a pioneer at the same time. Their album is deeply rooted in Amália’s songs, but while the voice is fatally sad, the atmospheric accompaniment is as fresh as thrilling. Magic at its best.
 
  • Zjakki WILLEMS, member of the jury, Belgium:
From Rodrigues to Rodrigues, from Amalia to Lina, from the old fado masters to the new fado generation, beautifully and respectfully connected with each other.
 
  • Milan TESAŘ, member of the jury, Czech republic:
Lina_Raül Refree is an album that some Portuguese traditionalists may not accept. However, it can introduce listeners in other parts of the world to a musical tradition that is still alive, full of emotion and beautiful. That beauty will remain in the songs, even if the producer adjusts them in his own way. You need an extraordinary producer as Raül Refree is, and a charming singer like Lina Rodrigues. Then, an extremely powerful experience is guaranteed.
 
 

Winner of Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik – German Music Critics award (Best World Music record for the first quarter 2020)

Winner of Prix de L’Académie Charles Cros – COUP DE COEUR 2020

Nominated for Les victoires du Jazz 2020

Videoclip on the Shortlist of One Screen Short Film Festival New York 2020

#TOP10 World Music Charts Europe and Worldwide Music Charts – For 4 consecutives months (from February 2020)

Nº9 at 10 Best World Music Albums of 2020 by Popmatters

Nº12 at 50 best portuguese albums 2020 by Blitz

Nº45 at International TOP albums 2020 by Rockdelux

Nº1 at Best Portuguese albums 2020 by No Sólo Fado

One of the best 5 albums of 2020 according to Patrick Labesse at Le Monde