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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.

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