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Fado in the US!

Find fado music venues in US. Restaurants and other venues featuring Portuguese fado music events, fado nights (noite de fado) or concerts in the US  and Canada. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, California, Kansas .... Toronto, Ontario, Mississauga and more.

 

 

ZEITERION PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA

508-994-2900

www.zeiterion.org

 MARCH GLADNESS LINE-UP

 

Ana Vinagre - Stage Door Live! Thursday,

March 5, 2015  @ 7:30 pm

Zeiterion Theatre - New Bedford, MA

Tickets: $20 *General Admission

 

Singing traditional Portuguese fado and accompanied by  Jose Silva, on a  twelve string Portuguese guitar, Viriato Ferreira on the viola de fado, and  Peter Pimentel on upper base, Ana, the voice of a true Fadista, embodies and expresses  the soul of this beautiful music tradition.

 

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Camané and Carminho

 Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 8PM

 Zeiterion Theatre

 New Bedford - MA

 Tickets: $39, $49, $59

 

 A Fado powerhouse like never before! The Zeiterion brings together two  incredible Fado performers from Portugal for one amazingly passionate and moving evening!  Carminho is a rising star of fado that is making a stratospheric international ascendance in the footsteps of Mariza and Ana Moura. Portugal’s brightest new star, she is considered to be one of the most talented and innovative fado singers of her generation. Live, her voice glistens with potent tenderness as it soars over quintessential Portuguese and acoustic Spanish guitars with a power that would fill a stadium. And back after his magnificent debut at The Z in 2014, is Camané, the “Prince of Fado” and leading male singer in the new generation of stylists in Fado.

Call 508-994-2900

or visit www.zeiterion.org

 

ZEITERION PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA

 

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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)

Other Sites of Interest

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

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