Fado, The soul of Portugal

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Fado is a form of Portuguese urban folk music that grew out of the streets and taverns of Lisbon in the 19th Century.

 

It is characterized by mournful melodies and lyrics, often about the sea, neighborhoods, or the life of the poor. Known for its dramatic performance practices and passionate aficionados,

 

Fado is infused with sentiments of resignation, nostalgia and deep melancholy.

 

For almost two hundred years, it has represented the saudade, the longing of the people of Portugal - the sailor returning from the colonies, the impoverished flower girl in the mercado, the wealthy Lord in love with an untamable gypsy fadista. Fado means fate, and to the people of Portugal, the music is as powerful as destiny itself.

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