Fado, The soul of Portugal


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June 2015




Provincetown Portuguese Festival


Saturday, June 27th

From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Pronvincetown Portuguese Festival

Provincetown Banner Fado Concert in historic Town Hall


Fado Singers

Cathy Pimentel, Jose Carlos, Carlos Furtado, Sonia Bettencourt, and Celia Maria



Jose Silva, portuguese guitar  and Viriato Ferreira on viola





June 2014


Saturday, June 7, 2014  7:00 PM

Fall River, MA - USA

Bella Restaurant

19 Jeremiah V Sullivan Drive

Fado Dinner and Show


Bella Pavao

Jose Ribeiro

Rosa Maria


Tony and Abel Lima



Sunday, June 8, 2014  7:30 PM

Newark, New Jersey - USA

Gisela João

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

For information:



June 27, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Patterson Hall

Patterson, CA - USA




May 2013



June 7, 2013 AT 7:30pm

Patterson,  California  -  USA

Festa do Divino Espirito Santo

F.D.E.S. Hall

Fadistas: Joana Amendoeira and David Silveira Garcia

Patterson,  California



June 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

A Taste of Portugal

Freehold, NJ - USA

Center Players theater

35 South Street

Freehold, NJ 07728

Call for Tickets (732) 567-0838

Fadista: Nathalie Pires


$30.00 for general admission in a small intimate (49 seat theater).

Includes a port wine tasting with assorted Portuguese pastries, etc.

Contact John Newman for ticket information, johnfnewman@yahoo.com

or send a check to Freehold Borough Arts Council, 1 Broad Street,

Suite 2, Freehold, NJ 07728. Payment can also me made through

PayPal to info@freeholdboroughartscouncil.org.


June 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Fado: A Night In Portugal

Holuster, CA - USA

  Fadistas: Angela Brito,

David Silveira Garcia


Helder Carvalheira,

Manuel Escobar,

Joao Cardadeiro

Leal Vineyards Barrell Room

300 Maranatha Drive,

Hollister, CA 95023


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Portugal Day at Central Park

New York City, NY - USA

Nathalie Pires


Friday, June 21, 2013 10 PM

Fado Night

Toronto - Canada




Manuel Moscatel,

valdemar Mejdubi,

Hernani Raposo

Lisbon By Night Restaurant

802 Dundas St W

Toronto, ON M6J 1V3

Tickets ((416)) 603-6522


Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Fado Night - 2013

Provincetown Portuguese Festival

Provincetown, MA - USA

Provincetown Banner Fado Concert in historic Town Hall

The music of Portugal

Fadistas: Celia Maria, Catarina Avelar, Jose Carlos and Carlos Furtado

Guitarristas: Viriato Ferreira, Jose Silva and Peter Pimentel



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



 Portuguese 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) 

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