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Portuguese fadista Duarte Coxo, an award-winning artist and fixture of Lisbon's fado scene, will tour the US this fall in support of his upcoming CD. Coxo has toured extensively throughout Portugal and Europe and performs regularly at Sr. Vinho, one of Lisbon's most storied fado houses. In addition to his work as a singer, he is a composer, lyricist and instrumentalist. This is his first tour of the United States.

Fado from Portugal

Duarte

October 2014 - US Tour

 

Friday, October 10, 2014

UMass Lowell Fisher Recital Hall,

Durgin Hall, South Campus

35 Wilder St., Lowell, MA, 01854

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

To be announced

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 3 PM

Atasca Restaurant

Cambridge, MA

 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

LaBelle Winery

Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Clube Luis de Camões

10 Collins St
Peabody, MA 01960

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Call (978) 532-2688

 

Friday, October 17, 2014

New Bedford Whaling Museum

18 Johnny Cake Hill

New Bedford, MA

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

To be announced

 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

To be announced

 

 

Fado, an old form of urban folk music in Portugal, was born in the streets and back alleys of Lisbon, Portugal in the early 1800's.

 

Today, fado has gained its position in the World Music circuit.  Fado is very much alive not only in Lisbon, Portugal but also in the US and Canada where many fado performances and fado night events take place.

 

Fado music and lyrics can convey feelings of love, joy, sadness, pain passion and loss. This traditional Portuguese music is enjoying a major resurgence, spurred on by UNESCO's designation of fado as "World Immaterial and Cultural Patrimony"

 

The word fado comes from Latin "fatum" meaning “fate” or “destiny”.  A common theme in fado songs is "saudade". The word "saudade" is difficult to translate in any language. It refers to a longing for a happier moment in a person's life and a yearning and hopefulness towards re-living that moment.

 

Fado is usually associated with the cities of Lisboa and Coimbra in Portugal where it flourished.

 

Fado music is the national song of Portugal. It is very intertwined with Portuguese culture. To truly understand Portuguese culture one needs to experience a Noite de Fados (Fado Night).

 

Lisbon bairros (districts) where fado music flourished include: Mouraria, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Madragoa and  Alcantara

 

Fado singers (male or female) are usually accompanied by a portuguese  guitar (12 string guitar) and a viola (6 string acoustic guitar)

 

Fado Today. A blog about things happening now in the fado of Lisbon.

 

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Listen to fado music in Boston area, Cambridge, Fall River, Lowell, New Bedford, Peabody, New Bedford,  Newington, Providence ....