Sandra Pinheiro Pacheco

Sandra Pinheiro Pacheco was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Portuguese immigrants of the Azorean island, Faial.  She loved singing as a child and claims to have inherited her father’s genes.

Manuel Escobar, who’d heard her sing numerous times, approached her and encouraged her to consider Fado. She knew a little about Fado since she studied about Amalia Rodrigues in Portuguese class.  She never dreamed that she’d actually enjoy singing it. On March 14, 2003 Sandra had her first Fado performance in Santa Clara and since then she’s been hooked.  She is extremely fortunate to be among the many Fado singers performing with the 7 Colinas. “Stellar musicians make for stellar performances,” she says.

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