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Fados of Coimbra

Various Artists
Fados of Coimbra

Fado is a genre of Portuguese music noted for its portrayal of saudade, or a feeling of longing and nostalgia focusing on both the past and future. The singers (fadistas) featured on this recording are Jose Borges, Valentina Felix, and Plinio Sergio. They are accompanied by the Trio de Guitarras de Fontes Rocha. The music in this collection is performed in the style associated with the city of Coimbra. Tracks include “A Agua da Fonte E Louca” and “Fado Corrido de Coimbra” with its layered guitar accompaniment at the song’s beginning. Liner notes include a brief description of each artist.

Track Listing

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A Agua da Fonte É Louca (The Water of the Fountain Is Mad) José Borges 2:53
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102
Menina e Moça (Girl and Damsel) Plinio Sergio 2:46
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103
Fado Corrido de Coimbra Valentina Félix 2:36
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104
Doce Entendimento (Sweet Understanding) Plinio Sergio 3:11
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105
Canção Duma Trincana (Song of a "Trincana") Valentina Félix 2:36
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106
Rainha Santa (Desgarradas Em Coimbra) (Queen Saint (Desgarradas In Coimbra)) José Borges 3:54
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Tua Boca Diz-Me Coisas (Your Mouth Tells Me Things) José Borges 2:57
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202
Menino D'Oiro (Golden Baby) Plinio Sergio 3:24
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Vira De Coimbra (Vira of Coimbra) Valentina Félix 2:25
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204
Menino Do Bairro Negro (Little Boy of the Dark Tenement) José Borges 3:44
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Fado Hilário Valentina Félix 3:03
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206
Vi A Amelia (I Saw Amelia) Plinio Sergio 3:03

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