| 55 Undertheauspicesof the20th consecutiveGuitar Art Festival, Carminha will present, alongside oldhits, the songs fromher current fth album, Maria, which critics have dubbed hermost personal albumto date. Her career path to date has revealed her to be an artist who never forgets her origins, who carries within her the language of several centuries, but who is also contemporary, looking to the world and the future. She is coming to Belgrade for the rst time... - I’ve never been to Serbia and am very excited that I will be part of this festival andwill have the opportunity to present my fado. You have been dubbed “the new queenof fadomusic”. Is that aheavy burden for you? - My responsibility is to the fado genre. I have the honour and privilege of representing a kind of music and a language, so it’s what I do, respecting my roots and at the same time being myself and doing what my heart says, in my own generation, with my own style. So, I don’t know if I’m the new queen of fado, there are no queens. Fado is bigger than all the queens and all the Fado singers. It is important to take care of and preserve fado. Was yourprofessional journeyactuallypredeterminedby yourmother, who was herself a famous singer? -Mymother was a singer, but shewas committed toher familywith four children. I was never pushed tobecomea singer.My parents gave me the freedom to choose what I wanted to do. I went to university andgot amarketingdegree. Andafter that I went on a one-year world tour to get to know myself, with no cellphones or other communications, at the age of just 21. When I came back, I decided to be a singer, a decision I made by myself and my parents were very supportive. Since my mother was a singer, my brothers and I already knew a lot about fado, but nobody was forced to follow this path. Verna tradiciji, ali i ritmovima sopstvene generacije Faithful to tradition, but also to the rhythms of her own generation