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Fadista's Choice: Portugal's Best-Loved Songs

Various Artists
Fadista's Choice: Portugal's Best-Loved Songs

“Destroyed souls, lost nights, complaining guitars, sorrow, love and jealousy—all this is fado.” This is the translation of “Tuo Isto É Fado,” a song describing the fado genre. While fado is typically performed in restaurants or pubs, this album brings fado to center stage with the Shegundo Galarzo Orchestra and Jorge Fontes on Portuguese guitar. Supported by an orchestra and skilled fadistas (fado singers), these classic songs describe the sea, lost love, and reminisce over the city of Lisbon. Liner notes include short descriptions of each song.

Track Listing

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Casa Portuguesa (Portuguese House) Maria da Fé 2:58
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102
Canção Do Mar (Song of the Sea) Manuel Fernandes 2:43
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103
Lavadeiras De Portugal (Washerwoman of Portugal) Carlos Meneses 2:55
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104
Lisboa Não Sejas Francesa (Lisbon, Don't Be French) Ada de Castro 2:35
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105
Tudo Isto É Fado (This Is Fado) Tony de Matos 1:58
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106
April in Portugal (Coimbra) Mirene Cardinalli 3:35
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201
Lisboa Antiga (Old Lisbon) Alice Maria 2:21
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202
Lisboa a Noite (Lisbon at Night) Saudade dos Santos 3:08
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203
Mãe Preta (Black Mother) Fernande Pinto 3:25
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204
Pauliteiros Do Douro (Stick Dance of Douro) Ann Hortense 2:19
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205
Madragoa Francisco Martinho 2:06
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206
Sempre Que Lisboa Canta (Whenever Lisbon Sings) Manuel de Almeida 2:00
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