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Portugal's Great Fado Singer

Portugal's Great Fado Singer

The Lisbon style of Portuguese fado music dates from the 1820s (the other, younger style is associated with the city of Coimbra), although its origins may lie in an earlier time. Fado is generally thought to be characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness, and melancholia. In 2011, Portuguese fado was added to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. In this recording, fadista Fernanda Maria sings fados identified with Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city.

Track Listing

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Lisboa Bairrista (Typical Old Lisbon) Fernanda Maria 2:24
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102
Candeia (Oil Lantern) Fernanda Maria 5:15
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103
Bairros de Lisboa (Quarters of Lisbon) Fernanda Maria 1:30
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104
Fica Sabendo (I Want You to Know) Fernanda Maria 2:33
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105
Fado e Lisboa (Fado and Lisbon) Fernanda Maria 3:46
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106
Ele Zangou-se Comigo (He Was Angry with Me) Fernanda Maria 2:35
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201
Velha Tendinha (Little Old Town) Fernanda Maria 2:00
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202
Pregões de Lisboa (The Street Calls of Lisbon) Fernanda Maria 2:31
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203
Canoa de Vela Branca (The Boat with White Sails) Fernanda Maria 2:03
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204
Coraçoes Loucos (Crazy Hearts) Fernanda Maria 3:43
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205
Porque Te Quero (Why Do I Love You?) Fernanda Maria 2:45
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206
Fado Das Mágoas (Fado of Pain) Fernanda Maria 3:11
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