Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Fado Maior –The history of Fado in Alvor, Friday 13th March 2009

A night of Fado covering the greatest names in Fado and Portuguese poetry

Friday, 13th March, 2009 at 9.30PM

With the Fadista Raquel Peters and the singer Afonso Dias.

Luís de Camões, Fernando Pessoa, Natália Correia, Eugénio de Andrade, Alexandre O'Neil, Florbela Espanca, José Régio, Amália Rodrigues, Alfredo Marceneiro, Ary dos Santos are but some of the names whose works will be selected.

The musicians Vítor do Carmo, José Santana, Duarte Costa and Tó Correia will help the singers provide a very special evening of song and poetry.

Location: Centro Comunitário de Alvor,
Rua D. Sancho I
8500-013 Alvor,
tel. 282457499

Free entry

Links & Notes

‘Fado (translated as destiny or fate) is a music genre which can be traced from the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. In popular belief, Fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. However, in reality Fado is simply a form of song which can be about anything, but must follow a certain structure.’ (wikipedia)

Raquel Peters sings ‘Abandono’

Raquel Peters sings ‘Carmencita’

Raquel Peters sings ‘Boa Nova’

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