With her first double CD release - Afflicted, Elise Azevedo has claimed her place as a quality songwriter in Portuguese as well as English, her native language. Her honest, earthy presence and passiouate lyrics calling attention to social issues and the pain of those left on the outside is highlighted by the tremendously unique and powerful voice, which catches you off guard and cuts right to your soul. Her voice alone will grab you. The breadth of her talent is abundantly clear as you travel through this diverse compilation of musical styles and bilingual stories. Each song has it's own distinct emotional journey which carries the listener from one continent to another. Originally from Portland, Oregon - Elise's heart is in Lisbon where she runs an association working with at-risk and disadvantaged youth living in local orphanages and the african community. In her words, 'Don't you too, be fooled by the lie you're living sitting still.' She has received excellent reviews and radio, as well as international television coverage.