Would you like to find out more about the music of Fado? The traditional Portuguese music will stir a sense of melancholy with its melody, expressed and turned into something beautiful with accompanying vocals.
Fado has been sung in Portugal for almost two centuries but has recently become more universally recognised, in part to the success of female Fado singer Mariza. With her soulful voice, Mariza conveys electrifying emotions with her unique interpretation of modern fado and has sung with global stars such as Sting and Lenny Kravitz, bringing Fado to audiences across the USA and Europe.
Winner of the BBC Radio 3’s award for ‘Best European Artist in World Music’, EBBA Award (European Border Breakers Awards), and the Latin Grammy nomination for ‘Best Folk Album,’ for her record, “Concerto em Lisbon”, this year sees Mariza return with her new album Mariza Canta Amália and an upcoming tour. Get your tickets here - Concerto de Mariza em Santarém - Yacooba for the concert at the Monumento a Celestino Graça, Santarém, on June the 23rd and mark your calendar now for a night of musical culture and a wealth of feelings.
We have other events for you too, listen to traditional Fado by renowned local artists in an intimate concert in Porto here:
Or enjoy two Portuguese traditions at once with the Cálem Caves Guided Tour and Fado Show. Enjoy a unique experience in the Oporto Wine and Cálem Cellars, Porto's most revered wine-making venue that has been producing barrels of the good stuff since 1859. Tour the massive cellars and have a sip, gulp, or guzzle of fine Portuguese wine. Be serenaded by the melancholic sounds of fado which have been permeating through Portugal's bars since the 1820s. The songs painfully express the locals' connection with nature and lost love. Kick back with a glass and enjoy the music.
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