iolanda is one of Portuguese music’s rising stars. The singer-songwriter released her acclaimed debut EP, Cura, in March 2023. Her unique, warm sound mixes pop and r&b with traditional Portuguese and Spanish music, influenced by fado and Andalusian music. After studying songwriting in London, she returned to Portugal and began the process of creating the EP, which finds her exposing her vulnerability, seeking to heal emotional scars (as the title alludes). She’s also a member of the AVALANCHE collective, whose members - including Luar, LEFT and NED FLANGER - who helped her produce a pair of the tracks on Cura. Catch this talented emerging artist as part of the Enchufada showcase at Sónar Lisboa 2024.
Fado-influenced r&b from a rising Portuguese star