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Lisboa Antiga

Lisboa Antiga

Lisboa Antiga introduces American listeners to Fernanda Maria, an acknowledged interpreter of the Portuguese song form, the fado. Derived from the Latin word “fatum,” or fate, the song form represents the combination of original, fast Portuguese tempos with a slower African rhythm and mood, creating the perfect backdrop to the melancholy and dramatic woes of unrequited love. Recorded in Lisbon, Maria is accompanied by two guitarists, Jamie Santos on Portuguese guitar and Pais Da Silva on Spanish guitar. In 2011, fado was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Track Listing

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Lisboa á Noite (Lisbon at Night) Fernanda Maria 3:03
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102
Ze Da Melena Fernanda Maria 2:58
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103
Maria do Rosario (Mary of the Rosary) Fernanda Maria 3:11
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104
Era Assim Lisboa (Lisbon Was Like This) Fernanda Maria 1:41
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105
Gente Do Rebatejo (People of Ribatejo) Fernanda Maria 3:47
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106
Cigano de Triana (Gypsy of Triana) Fernanda Maria 2:24
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201
Lisboa Antiga (Old Lisbon) Fernanda Maria 2:36
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202
Estante Velhina (Old Bookshelf) Fernanda Maria 2:26
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203
Dona Desilusano (Lady of Disillusion) Fernanda Maria 3:04
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204
Lamento Fadista (The Fadista's Lament) Fernanda Maria 2:23
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205
Tudo Perdi (I Lost All) Fernanda Maria 3:51
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As Pedras Da Minha Rua (The Cobblestones of My Street) Fernanda Maria 2:15
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