Fado music singers – from faith and to hope

December 1, 2014 by  
Filed under New World Music

Sadness, loss, a sense of longing – who couldn’t identify with these strong emotions at various points in their life? Fado, the musical genre that originated in Portugal in the 19th century, taps into a sense of melancholy like probably no other and has firmly established itself on the world music scene. Literally meaning ‘destiny’ or ‘fate’, Fado is also associated with the Portuguese word ‘saudade’ or longing.

Artists like Amália Rodrigues, Dulce Pontes, Carlos do Carmo, Mariza, Mafalda Arnauth, António Zambujo, Ana Moura, Camané, Carminho, Cesária Évora and others are world famous for this distinct style of music that is usally accompanied by a classical or Portuguese guitar.

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Mariza

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