António Variações

Out of Tune

António Variações – Fora de Tom

Inês Fonseca Santos & Mantraste

Pato Lógico & INCM | july 2021 | 48 pages | 14,5 x 24 cm | hardcover

They said he sang out of tune. They said that he dressed out of tune. They said that he behaved out of tune. But he was only being faithful to his nature. He was António Variações and he continues to be so long as we still know his songs by heart.

António Variações was a Portuguese singer and songwriter.Despite his short-lived career due to his premature death at the age of thirty-nine, he became one of the most culturally significant performing artist of recent Portuguese history.The original and provocative nature of his recorded works has led to him being widely recognized as one of the most innovative artists in the recent history of Portuguese popular music and a symbol of the of the liberalization that occurred in Portuguese society after the Carnation Revolution of 1974.

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  • The story of a singer whose songs have survived time and became anthems of freedom.

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