Jennifer Bettencourt is a Luso-Canadian fadista who happily tumbled into the world of fado during her teen years, after a lifetime of attempting to ignore the cultural roots that were tugging at her.
While childhood dreams revolved around becoming a rock star or a tiny Céline Dion-Esque diva, it was fado that ended up bursting forth and becoming her passion.
Jennifer has been performing in cultural centers, at events, and special fado nights over the past few years.
She had the privilege to open for such acclaimed artists as Rodrigo Costa Félix, Marta Pereira da Costa, and Nathalie Pires.
A champion for bringing fado into the modern age, she experienced a surge of recognition when her cover of a Deolinda song (“Passou Por Mim e Sorriu”) went viral with over 20, 000 hits.
Jennifer has plans to release a self-titled, debut album in the coming year, filled with folk favorites and a few originals.