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
Call (978) 532-2688
Sunday, October 12, 2014
To be anounced
Tueday, October 14, 2014
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)
Listen to fado music in Boston area, Cambridge, Fall River, Lowell, New Bedford, Peabody, New Bedford, Newington, Providence ....