Fado, The soul of Portugal


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April 2016Noite de Fado - Fado Night  Portugal's Star of FadoCarminho With Special Guest:New England's OwnSonia BettencourtFriday, April 15, 2016 at 08:00pm Park Theatre848 Park Avenue, Cranston RI 02910Box Office 401-467-7275    For Tickets    Ana MouraNourse TheaterSan Francisco, CAApr 22, 2016  Ana Moura Edmonds Center For The ArtsEdmonds, WAApr 23, 2016  Ana Moura & BuikaCarnegie Hall - Isaac Stern AuditoriumNew York, NYApr 26, 2016  Ana MouraMusic Center At StrathmoreNorth Bethesda, MDApr 28, 2016  Ana MouraFlynn Center for the Performing ArtsBurlington, VTApr 29, 2016  Ana MouraBerklee Performance CenterBoston, MAApr 30, 2016     April 2015Noite de Fado - Fado Night    Saturday, April 11, 2015 Casa da Madeira - TorontoNoite de FadoLuis Ferraz e Teresa Santos         Friday, April  17, 2015 @ 8:00
Noite de Fados
Singer: Cathy Pimentel
DaVinci Hall
St Leonard, MTL              Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 6:30pmNoite de FadosPortuguese Cultural Centreof Mississauga Fadistas:Sara CorreiaLuis Ferraz Musicians:Franciwsco GasparNelson da SilvaGuilherme Madeira             ___________________________  Friday, April 24, 2015 Jantar de Gala  da Academia do BacalhauCasa do Alentejo de TorontoLuis Ferraz e Teresa Santos       ___________________________  Saturday, April 25, 2015 @7:00 PMNoite de FadosBanda Santa Cecilia293 Almond StFall River, MACall for Tickets (508) 679-3156 Fadistas:Jose CarlosCatarina ReisJose Ribeiro Guitarristas:Tony & Abel Lima  ___________________________   Thursday,   April 30, 2015  @ 7:30 pmAna Vinagre - Stage Door Live!
 New Bedford, MA - USA
Tickets: $20 *General AdmissionZeiterion Theatre - New Bedford - MA Singing traditional Portuguese fado and accompanied by   Jose Silva, on a twelve string Portuguese guitar, Viriato Ferreira on the viola de fado, and Peter Pimentel on upper  base, Ana, the voice of a true fadista, embodies and expresses  the soul of this beautiful music tradition.   April 2014 Saturday, April 5, 2014  6:00PMPawtucket, RI - USAUniao Portuguesa Beneficente134 Benefit St, Pawtucket, RI 02861Fado Night - Dinner & ShowFadistas:Tania DaSilvaPedro BotasJose RibeiroGuitarristas:Jose Silva - guitarra portuguesa,Viriato Ferreira - violaPedro Pimentel - contra baixo  Saturday, April 12, 2014  7:00PMLowell, MA - USAPortuguese American Civic LeagueRed's Club512 Central St, Lowell, MAFado Night - Dinner & Show  Saturday, April 19, 2014Newark, New Jersey - USACasa do RibatejoFado Night - Dinner & Show  Friday, April 25, 2014  Montreal, Quebec - CanadaDom HenriqueSingers:Cathy PimentelSuzi Silva
Caludia Madeira
Musicians:Fado Mundo  Sunday, April 27, 2014 3:00 PMWoburn, MA - USAAdega Restaurant229 Main St. Woburn, MAFado Singers:Carlos Furtado
Jose RibeiroJose CarlosMusicos:Lima Brothers  Sunday, April 27, 2014 5:30 PMTurlock, CA - USAEast Lake Ranch14011 East Ave, Turlock, CAFadistas:Antonio Isidro CardosoLysandra JorgeMarylou LawrenceJorge CostaMusicos:Os Rouxinois   April 2013 April 3, 2013Nathalie PiresNew York City, New York - USAAlfama Restaurant (Alfama's Fado Taverna)214 East 52nd Street   Tel. 212.759.5552 April 3, 2013  7:30 PM ANA MOURA, FadoRichmond, VirginiaCamp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music28 Westhampton Way,University of Richmond, VA 23173(804) 289-8980 April 5, 2013 at 7 PMGrande Noite de FadosFadistas:Anita GuerreiroAna VinagreCarlos MacedoGuitarristas: Guitarras do AtlanticoLusitano Royal GardensFall River, MATickets $30 (includes dinner)Call Sue Raposo (508) 496-5269Call Lusitano Restaurant (508) 672-9104 April 17, 2013New York City, NYNathalie PiresAlfama Restaurant (Alfama's Fado Taverna)214 East 52nd Street  New York City, New York - USATel. 212.759.5552 Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:00 PMPeabody, MAFadistas: Sara Correia (from Lisbon) & Jose CarlosClube Luis de Camões10 Collins Street, Peabody, MA 01960For tickets:  (978) 532-2688 Dinner:   Carne de Porco Alentejana                Caldo VerdeGuitarristas: Tony Lima, Abel Lima, Pedro Pimentel Friday, April 19, 2013 at 9:00 PMToronto, Ontario, CanadaFadista: Tony GouveiaGuitarristas:Manuel Moscatel, Valdemar Mejdoubi, Hernani RaposoLisbon By Night Restaurant802 Dundas St. WToronto, On, CAFor tickets (416)) 603-6522 Saturday, April  20, 2013 at 7:00 PMFall River, MAFadistas: Sara Correia (from Lisbon) & Jose CarlosGuitarristas: Tony Lima, Abel Lima, Pedro PimentelAteneu Luso Americano
120 Covell St, Fall River, MA 02723
T 508-672- 5141 Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1:00 PMHudson, MAFadistas: Sara Correia (from Lisbon) & Jose CarlosGuitarristas: Tony Lima, Abel Lima, Pedro PimentelOld School House Pub & Restaurant17 School Street, Hudson, MA 01749For tickets: 978-568-1300$30 including Dinner:Bacalhau na braza com batata a morro andfrango no Churrasco com arroz e batata frita Monday, April 22, 2013East Providence, RIFadistas:  Jose CarlosGuitarristas: Tony Lima, Abel Lima, Pedro PimentelO'Dinis RestaurantEast Providence, RIPlease call for reservations: (401) 438-3769 Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:00 PMPawtucket, RINoite de FadosAmigos da TerceiraTel (401) 722-211055 Memorial Drive,Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860Guitarristas: Lima Brothers April 27, 2013 at 6pmHayward, CAFadistas: David Silveira, Angela Brito,Eugenio Jardim & Sandra PachecoGuitarristas: Sete ColinasBom Jesus do Monte HallFor information call: 510-581-4034     

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  Portuguese Fado, an old form of urban folk music in Portugal, was born in the streetsand  back alleys of Lisbon, Portugal in the early  1800's. Today, fado has gained itsposition in the World Music circuit.  Fado is very much alive not only in Lisbon, Portugalbut also in the US and Canada where many fado performances and fado night eventstake 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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