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Since the age of 15,  JOSÉ MANUEL NETO has been considered one of the masters of the Portuguese guitar, and has performed with the greatest figures in fado, including Carlos do Carmo, Misia, Camané, Cristina Branco, Argentina Santos, Antonio Zambujo and Mariza. Neto is a self-taught musician who began his career in the fado houses of Lisbon at the age of 15. In addition to his unparalled career as accompanist to fado’s most acclaimed singers, he has released a number of solo CDs, including 2009’s O Som do Saudade. In 2008 he was awarded “Best Instrumentalist” by the Amália Rodrigues Foundation.