Fado in the US!

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Find live portuguese fado music venues in US. Fado Night features restaurants and other venues hosting live Portuguese fado music events, fado nights (noite de fado) or concerts in the US  and Canada.Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, California, Kansas .... Toronto, Ontario, Mississauga and more.



  Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pmAteneu Luso Americano120 Covel Street, Fall River, MACall (508) 679-4916 


 SATURDAY, 8PMMAY 6, 2017Zeiterion Performing Arts CenterNew Bedford, MA CARLOS DO CARMOA LIVING FADO LEGEND  The Z offers the best in World Music, and fado super star Carlos do Carmo’s arrival for a one-night-only performance is proof! Possibly the finest in the “Lisbon Song,” do Carmo dominates the stage with unrivaled presence and caliber of voice that has made him a bona fide celebrity in Portugal. The first Portuguese artist to receive a Latin GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award, his career spans several decades with a scope that reaches beyond his homeland.Do not miss this rare opportunity to celebrate do Carmo’s magnificent career when he comes to New Bedford this spring. For more information or to buy tickets visit:https://zeiterion.org/carlos-do-carmo-tickets



Listen to fado music in Boston area, Cambridge, Fall River, Lowell, New Bedford, Peabody, New Bedford,  Newington, Providence ....



 Portuguese Fado, an old form of urban folk music in Portugal, was born in the streets and back alleys of Lisbon, Portugal in the early 1800's. Today, fado has gained its position in the World Music circuit.  Fado is very much alive not only in Lisbon, Portugal but also in the US and Canada where many fado performances and fado night events take place. Fado music and lyrics can convey feelings of love, joy, sadness, pain passion and loss. This traditional Portuguese music is enjoying a major resurgence, spurred on by UNESCO's designation of fado as "World Immaterial and Cultural Patrimony" The word fado comes from Latin "fatum" meaning “fate” or “destiny”.  A common theme in fado songs is "saudade". The word "saudade" is difficult to translate in any language. It refers to a longing for a happier moment in a person's life and a yearning and hopefulness towards re-living that moment. Fado is usually associated with the cities of Lisboa and Coimbra in Portugal where it flourished.  Fado music is the national song of Portugal. It is very intertwined with Portuguese culture. To truly understand Portuguese culture one needs to experience a Noite de Fados (Fado Night). Lisbon bairros (districts) where fado music flourished include: Mouraria, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Madragoa and  Alcantara. Fado singers (male or female) are usually accompanied by a portuguese  guitar (12 string guitar) and a viola (6 string acoustic guitar) 

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