Fado, The soul of Portugal



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 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.


Joining Coxo will be Sara Correia, a breakout star of the fado. She is a featured artist at this year's largest fado festival in Lisbon, and performs regularly at Bacalhau de Molho, where Ana Moura got her start. Her performances provide a bridge to the fado's long, story-filled history, while fulling engaging the vitality and energy of contemporary fado.

Fado in the US

Duarte Coxo & Sara Correia

October 2014 - US Tour


Friday, October 10, 2014

UMass Lowell Fisher Recital Hall,

Durgin Hall, South Campus

35 Wilder St., Lowell, MA, 01854



Saturday, October 11, 2014

Clube Luis de Camões

10 Collins St

Peabody, MA 01960

For Tickets

Call (978) 532-2688


Sunday, October 12, 2014

To be anounced


Tueday, October 14, 2014

LaBelle Winery

Amherst, New Hampshire


Friday, October 17, 2014

New Bedford Whaling Museum

18 Johnny Cake Hill

New Bedford, MA



Saturday, October 18, 2014

To be anounced


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 ....