Author: FadoNight.com

Celebrating With Favorites From Her 20-Year Career And Songs From Her Latest CD,Mariza Sings Amália “Mariza’s vibrant sound and presence have established her as both the leading fado interpreter today, and a major international star.”RENÉE FLEMING “Mariza’s achievement has been in glamorizing and modernizing fado for a new generation”CNN en español “You won’t need to speak Portuguese to be overwhelmed by her amazing sound, as fully sensual as it is spiritual”WALL STREET JOURNAL Mariza Mariza returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on January 23, 2022 at 7pm for a triumphant 20th anniversary concert celebrating her entire career, including her most…

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Fado: “Sinfonia do Desejo” Fadista: Gil CostaGuitarra Portuguesa: José Luis / Nobre CostaViolas de Fado: Francisco Gonçalves / Armando FigueiredoLetra: Armando Costa / Música: António Moreira “Um Pedido ao Pai Natal”Ó Pai Natal de barbas cor do linhoMeu pai Natal dos tempos de criançaEu vou pôr esta noite o sapatinhoNa minha chaminé de luz e esperançaE como outrora fiz, vou-te pedirMas desta vez não é um carrosselOu palhaço de seda ou de papelO meu desejo é outro, vais ouvirAonde houver tristeza, fome e guerraAcode aquela gente, a dor é tantaE leva a cada pobre que há na terraA paz que…

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“What is this one called?””Cabaré.””Right. So it’s ‘Fado Cabaré’?””I believe so…”–“Cabaré”, from “Canta Marceneiro” by CamanéIn fado, the whole issue of what to call “the thing that people sing” is enormously confusing and not even remotely obvious, but there is an answer. Each sung performance of traditional fado has two identities:1. The music (which is what the musicians and the singer need to know), and2. The lyric (which only the singer needs to know).The music is “THE FADO”; the lyrics are just lyrics. Both a given lyric and a given music have names, some of them quite bizarre, and often…

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Tasca da Bela Fado Night in Lisbon Don’t miss this Fado Night from Lisbon with Helder Moutinho and guests from Tasca da Bela in Alfama on December 3, 2021.The event is available on demand for 48 hours (December 3rd and December 4th) starting at the following times: 6 pm Pacific Time7 pm Mountain Time8 pm Central Time 9 pm Eastern Time Attend via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86517707192Watch Live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PALCUS.org Tonight, to conclude the series celebrating the 30th anniversary of PALCUS, you are invited to the CASA DE FADOS–or fado house: a place where fadistas, musicians, composers and lyricists come together for…

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The Fado Internet is filled with people working tirelessly to get out the word (and content) about fado music, community and culture (and every once in a while a few dollops of jealousy, envy and outright animosity). One of those on the strictly positive side is Joaquim Silva, a man with a large supply of high quality connections to the riches of fado’s deep history. In thanks and in honor of Joaquim’s work, I want to draw attention to his series “Fadistas esquecidos…ou não” (forgotten fadistas…or not) that he has highlighted in recent weeks. Some of the videos are taken from…

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Lisbon, Nov 25, 2021 (Lusa) – Fado singer Nuno de Aguiar, author of “Bairro Alto” fado, celebrates 70 years of career, with a show to be held on Saturday, in Lisbon, gathering 24 artists. Speaking to Lusa news agency, the fadista expressed his “great contentment” for the show being held in the Graça neighborhood, where he was born 80 years ago, at A Voz do Operário, institution of which his paternal grandmother, Maria Emília da Tabaqueira, was an honorary member. “I knew her and it was in her house that, when I was a boy, I developed my passion for…

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Posted on 07 March 2013. By David Mendonça, Contributor (*) The fadista Rodrigo Costa Félix will be performing on 16 March, in Toronto, Canada, at the Casa do Alentejo, where he will be joined by the musicians Marta Pereira da Costa (the two are married), Pedro Pinhal, and Rodrigo Serrão. Both Rodrigo and Marta are fiercely hard-working. In the last year, they have been thundering through various European venues and continuing to communicate their work via traditional and new media. While these activities may not be particularly novel, they are noteworthy for coming from two performers whose work is deeply…

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Chico Ávila was born and raised on the island of Pico, Azores, Chico Avila emigrated to California in 1979. The first eight years of his career were dedicated exclusively to the American music scene which gave him the opportunity to sing throughout California in hotels, resorts, nightclubs, county fairs, and many other community events and fundraisers. In 1987, he started to sing to the Portuguese community and recorded his first project in Portuguese. To date, Chico has produced and published a total of 24 projects. Chico Avila Chico has been the recipient of many awards of appreciation given by…

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