On the heels of a successful 30-year career as a revered classical flutist, circa 1999, Susan embarked on a mission to explore music that is virtually unknown outside its own, cloistered universe. For decades, Susan has adored and been intrigued by the nuanced musical forms of Portugal (Fado being only one such form), and was astonished to learn that outside the country – even in most of the Lusofone world – Portuguese music is virtually unknown.
In 2014 during a visit to Portugal, through friends, she made contact with some of the finest musicians in Lisboa and expanded her considerable knowledge of the music. Susan experienced a musical epiphany as to how she could bring this incredible music to a wider, global audience. This has been and remains the goal in this endeavor.
Fado and flute with Susan Palma-Nidel / Jazz Weekly
The Portuguese traditional sounds of Fado are both celebrated and brought to modern ears from the flute of Susan Palma-Nidel. Produced by Gil Goldstein (who also supplies keyboards and accordion), the album boasts rich support from Fausto Bordalo Dias, Jose Afonso, Ne Ladeiras, Pedro Joia, Ze Manel Neto, Carlos Barretto, Ruca Redbordao, Sandra Martins and Leo Traversa, all mixing together with traditiona...
Susan Palma-Nidel's 'Lisboa A Salto' makes North Bay Public Media's 'TOP TEN BEST WORLD MUSIC for 2018'
North Bay Public Media's world music show 'Crossing Borders features the latest and best from all corners of the globe with knowledgeable and passionate hosts. Every Sunday afternoon from 1-3 pm. Host David Sharp has worked and volunteered for more than 30 years at many Sonoma Country radio stations including KRCB, KBBF, KWTF, KGGV, KPLS and the legendary KVRE FM and KVRE AM. Globetro...
Susan Palma-Nidel - Lisboa A Salto is thebestofbrazil 'featured new release'
On the heels of a successful 30-year career as a revered classical flutist, circa 1999, Susan Palma-Nidel embarked on a mission to explore music that is virtually unknown outside its own, cloistered universe. For decades, the flutist has adored and been intrigued by the nuanced musical forms of Portugal (Fado being only one such form), and was astonished to learn that outside the country &ndas...
Susan Palma-Nidel - Lisboa A Salto is a hidden and unexpected gem worth seeking out / NPR: Alt. Latino
This week's Alt. Latino playlist lineup includes a special premiere of "Como La Flor" by Miami-based duo Dracula, an acoustic rendition with all the magic and heartbreak of Selena's original. Luis Fonsi and Ozuna, Khalid and Empress Of, and Natalia Clavier also released singles this week, bringing a wide variety of of Latin influence to the mainstream. Flutist Susan Palma-Nidel rounds out the lis...
Live! at The Colonial: Elegante Collective featuring Susan Palma-Nidel
Renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra flutist Susan Palma-Nidel, who is also a founding member of New Hampshire's North Country Chamber Players will lead the Elegante Collective in an evening of South American Music TONIGHT@The Colonial in Bethlehem New Hampshire. Elegante', Nidel's new CD features South American composers and musicians whom the flutist has worked w...