"Fado... There is a new..." Fado & Museu do Fado Tip by Branco

Fado & Museu do Fado, Lisbon: 17 reviews and 18 photos


Fado... There is a new generation of singers bringing new life into the Fado, the 'Portuguese Blues'. The most know of the 'old ones' is Amalia?
The Portuguese guitar is the key to the origins of the Portuguese Fado. This twelve-string instrument is derived from a lute from Congo that was taken to the Portuguese colonies in Latin America by African slaves in the 15th Century. After undergoing some changes, the guitar found its way to Portugal. In the colonies it was used to accompany rhythmic dances, but in Portugal the 'guitarra Portuguesa' was used to accompany local traditional songs: the Fado?

Address: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1, 1100-139 Lisboa
Directions: Near Cais Lingueta
Phone: 351 21 882 3470
Website: http://www.museudofado.pt/

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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