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.
Fado in the US!
Portuguese fadista Duarte, an award-winning artist and fixture of Lisbon's fado scene, will tour the US this fall in support of his upcoming CD. Duarte 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
October 2014 - US Tour
Friday, October 10, 2014
UMass Lowell Fisher Recital Hall
Durgin Hall, South Campus
35 Wilder St., Lowell, MA, 01854
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at alumni.uml.edu/fado
For more information contact email@example.com
or call 978-934-2957
Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 3 PM
50 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
For Reservations Call 617-621-6991
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 7 PM
Clube Luis de Camões
10 Collins St
Peabody, MA 01960
For Reservations Call 978-532-2688
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 8 PM
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA
Tickets can be purchased at the door or
Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 2PM
Woburn Portuguese American Recreation Club
82 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801
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)
Listen to fado music in Boston area, Cambridge, Fall River, Lowell, New Bedford, Peabody, New Bedford, Newington, Providence ....