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Fados of Portugal

Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo
Fados of Portugal

A popular genre, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with sentiments of resignation and melancholia. Singers (fadistas) Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo provide a musical journey to Portugal with heart and passion. They are accompanied by Francisco Carvalhinho on the Portuguese guitar and Martinho d’Assunção on the Spanish guitar, or viola. Liner notes include Portuguese lyrics with an English summary of each song.

Track Listing

101
A Canção Do Emigrante (Song of the Emigrant) Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 3:19
102
Trova A Eterna (Eternal Song) Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 1:49
103
Eu Já Não Sei (I Don't Know Any More) Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 4:19
104
Maria Do Mar (Maria of the Sea) Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 2:00
105
Fado Hilario Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 2:51
106
Duas Palavras (Two Words) Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 2:57
201
Castelo Branco Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 2:26
202
Não Te Digo (I Will Never Tell You) Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 4:04
203
Queijo Saloio Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 2:04
204
Nem As Paredes Confesso (I Won't Even Tell You) Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 3:58
205
Marcha Dos Namorados (The March of the Sweethearts) Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 2:34
206
Maldição (Malediction) Manuel Fernandes and Maria do Espirito Santo 3:49

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