Birth Name: Cristina Branco
Birth Place: Almeirim, Ribatejo, Portugal
Cristina Branco (born 1972 in Almeirim, Ribatejo, Portugal) is a Portuguese musician. Branco was originally drawn to jazz and other forms of Portuguese music before finally opting for fado after being introduced to the music of Amália Rodrigues by her grandfather. Branco studied the poems from which major fado lyrics are taken. Branco continues to work on her fado repertory, accompanied by Custódio Castelo on guitar and as composer.