Author: FadoNight.com

The artist Cristina Maria celebrates 15 years as a professional fado singer, a career that she develops in parallel to her career as a sculptor, but she recognizes “being very little” in the history of this musical genre. “I consider it very little in the history of Fado, but it already makes me very happy”, said the Fado singer, in an interview to Lusa news agency, adding that the two arts “complement each other and they walk together holding hands”. Several of her sculptural pieces have Fado references, as in the case of the “Sculptures of my Fado” exhibition presented…

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The project Amália Hoje, which brings together musicians Nuno Gonçalves, Sónia Tavares, Fernando Ribeiro, and Paulo Praça, returns to the stage in April for two “special” concerts in Lisbon, it was announced today. “With the celebration of the centenary of Amália Rodrigues numerous invitations arose for the return of the project, however, the pandemic postponed the opportunity to see these songs on stage again. After almost a decade without performing on national soil, the time has come to be able to watch again this show that pays tribute to the greatest diva of Fado,” says the promoter of the shows,…

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Luso-descendant Diana Mendes, from Elizabeth, New Jersey, is one of the new generation fado singers in the US. She is the daughter of Maria Helena Mendes, from Seia, and António Mendes, from Valezim.

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By Rodrigo Costa Félix Feb-11-2022 I start by warning that the subject of this column is for the laymen. Well, maybe not only for them, because I have heard from some aspiring fado singers a certain confusion about the subject. I will try not to be too technical and boring. Because Fado is everything but that. So here goes: what is “Traditional” fado? Yes, “Traditional” with a capital “T”… and I’ll explain why. First, it’s important to understand that I see that there are two types of Fado: Traditional and Song Fado. (But attention, dear readers: the so-called Fado Vadio…

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Pedro Galveias is one of Lisbon’s established fado singers who sing in the style of Fernando Maurício, a fadista considered by many of his contemporaries as the “Rei do Fado” (king of Fado). Loucuras de um Fado – Pedro Galveias

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José Mota is from Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel, Açores, Portugal. He currently lives in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in the US.In addition to playing the Portuguese guitar, viola do fado, and viola baixo, José is also a craftsman who made many string instruments currently being used by fado musicians in the US and beyond. José Mota in his workshop in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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Originally from Ericeira in Portugal, Francisco Chuva started singing fado when he was a teenager.In his early fado nights in Portugal, he sang at local bars and restaurants and later started playing the viola de fado. At the age of 30 Chuva left Ericeira, came to the United States, and settled in the city of Kearny, New Jersey. Soon after his arrival in the US a friend found him a restaurant that was in need of a fado singer. Soon after starting to sing, there was an opportunity to play viola de fado at the same restaurant, and he has…

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José Barbosa was born in the island of São Miguel in the Azores. He came to the United States in 1971, lives in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and enjoys singing fado. One of the favorite fados he loves to sing is “Maldição” Letra: Armando Vieira Pinto / Música: Alfredo Duarte (Marceneiro) José Barbosa

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