João Morais, is “O Gajo”. The project was born in Lisbon, in 2016 by the hands of João Morais, a musician since 1988. Mixing folk, rock and fado, with modern musical influences, the compositions are something unique that can sound like fado, but is not fado, or like traditional music, but is not traditional music. He uses one of the oldest Portuguese instruments – the Viola Campaniça – a traditional root instrument with centuries of cultural history, also known as Viola Alentejana.
The first record “Longe do Chão” was out last year, on May.
You can follow his work here.