Skip to main content

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

icon-circle-play
101
Casa Portuguesa (Portuguese House) Maria da Fé 2:58
icon-circle-play
102
Canção Do Mar (Song of the Sea) Manuel Fernandes 2:43
icon-circle-play
103
Lavadeiras De Portugal (Washerwoman of Portugal) Carlos Meneses 2:55
icon-circle-play
104
Lisboa Não Sejas Francesa (Lisbon, Don't Be French) Ada de Castro 2:35
icon-circle-play
105
Tudo Isto É Fado (This Is Fado) Tony de Matos 1:58
icon-circle-play
106
April in Portugal (Coimbra) Mirene Cardinalli 3:35
icon-circle-play
201
Lisboa Antiga (Old Lisbon) Alice Maria 2:21
icon-circle-play
202
Lisboa a Noite (Lisbon at Night) Saudade dos Santos 3:08
icon-circle-play
203
Mãe Preta (Black Mother) Fernande Pinto 3:25
icon-circle-play
204
Pauliteiros Do Douro (Stick Dance of Douro) Ann Hortense 2:19
icon-circle-play
205
Madragoa Francisco Martinho 2:06
icon-circle-play
206
Sempre Que Lisboa Canta (Whenever Lisbon Sings) Manuel de Almeida 2:00

.