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January 2016Noite de Fado - Fado Night  Friday, Jan. 15,  2016 - 8:00 pmFatima Santos (vocals)José Luis Iglésias (Portuguese guitar)Dan Rochlis (jazz guitar)PicNic Restaurant233 Ferry St., Newark, NJ973-589-4630www.picnicnewark.com  Saturday, Jan. 23,  2016 - 7:00 pmFatima Santos (vocals)Pedro Botas (vocals),José Luis Iglésias (Portuguese guitar)Francisco Chuva (classical guitar)Mineola Portuguese Center306 Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY516-294-8287www.mineolaportuguese.com  Thursday, Jan. 28,  2016 - 8:00 pmFatima Santos (vocals)José Luis Iglésias (Portuguese guitar)Dan Rochlis (jazz guitar)Museu dos Presuntos Tapas & Grill385 Chestnut St., Newark, NJ973-817-7012  Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 - 7:15 pmFatima Santos (vocals)José Luis Iglésias (Portuguese guitar)Dan Rochlis (jazz guitar)Andy Eulau (contrabass)DROM85 Ave. A, NYC(212) 777-1157www.dromnyc.com  Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:00 PMFado Night with Teresa Tapadas and David Silveira GarciaThe PinesSausalito, CaliforniaAn Evening of Portuguese Fado featuring Fadistas Teresa Tapadas from Lisbon and David Silveira Garcia returning from last year's Fado as well as Portuguese Petiscos (Tapas) and Wines. Fado at the Pines II is a benefit to support the 2016 Youth Sailing Exchange between Cascais, Portugal and Sausalito, California. It is an evening you will never forget. January 30, 2016 at The Pines, 33 Miller Ave Sausalito, CA.       ______________________________________________ 2015 Friday, January 16, 2015Hillside, NJ - USARegional Bar & RestaurantFado singers:Fatima Porem DiasFatima Santos  Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 6 pmToronto, Ontario - CanadaCasa da Madeira Community CentreFado Singers: Manuel Silva, Teresa Santos, Luis FerrazMusicians: Nuno Cristo, Tony Melo, Sergio Santos   Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 6 pmPawuucket, RI - USAUniao Portuguesa BenificenteSingers: Tania, Jeremias Macedo and Jose RibeiroMusicians: Lima Brothers and Pedro Pimentel.This event is a fundraiser for Sebastian Calado             Saturday, January 17, 2015Newark, NJ - USACasa de TondelaSingers:Fatima SantosDiana MendesEmilia Silva  Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 7 pmNewark, NJ - USAPIC-NIC RestaurantSinger: Fatima santos  Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 6:30PMSausalito, CA - USAThe Pines on Miller AveAn evening of Fado featuringFadistas:Marylou Lawerence, David GarciaMusicians:Rouxinois  January 2014  Monday,  January 13, 2014East  Providence, RI - USO Dinis Restaurant Saturday,  January 18, 2014  7:00 PMLawrence, MA - USSingers:Kimberly Gomes, Jose CarlosJose RibeiroMusicians: Lima BrothersPAC - Portuguese American Club Saturday, January 18, 2014  19h 30mToronto, CanadaSingers:Carmen MoscatelLuis FerrazTony CastroMusicians:Nuno CristoTony MeloSergio Santos Sunday,  January 19, 2014New Bedford, MA - USSingers: Rosa Maria, Jose CarlosMusicians: Lima BrothersRestaurante Algarve Saturday,  January 25, 2014Los Angeles, CA - USSinger: António ZambujoLuckman Fine Arts Complex Saturday,  January 25, 2014Fall River, MA - USSaint Michael's Church Saturday, January 25, 20147:00 PMFado NightSomerville Sports ClubSomerville, MA - USSingersr: Jose carlos and Rosa MariaMusicians: Lima Brothers Monday, January 27, 2014Folsom, CA, USSinger: António ZambujoHarris Theater, Thursday, January 30, 2014San Francisco, CA - USSinger: António ZambujoYoshi's      January 2013 January 5, 20138:00 PMFado NightPic-Nic Restaurant233 Ferry StreetNewark, NJ 07105T 973-589-4630Performer: Fatima Santos, vocalsPortuguese Guitar: Jose Luis Iglesias7 String Guitar: Cesar Garabini January 19, 20138:00 PMFado NightPic-Nic Restaurant233 Ferry StreetNewark, NJ 07105T 973-589-4630Performer: Fatima Santos, vocalsPortuguese Guitar: Jose Luis Iglesias7 String Guitar: Cesar Garabini January 25, 2013Mission San FranciscoSonoma, CAFadistas: David Silveira Garcia & Angela BritoGuitarristas: Sete Colinas Saturday, January 26, 20137:00 PMNoite de Fados$50 per personMenu: Appetizer, Soup, Stuffed Chicken Breast & Accompaniments, Dessert & WinePortuguese Athletic Club São José, CaliforniaSingers: Sarah Pacheco, David Silveira Garcia, e Marylou LawrenceGuitarristas: Sete 7 ColinasHelder Carvalheira, Manuel Escobar, e John Cardadeiro Jan 27, 20137:00 PMPortuguese Fado, food & wine$20 advance     $25 at doorincludes glass of wine and appetizer.Renee Kelly's at Caenen Castle12401 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66216Fado NovatoShay Estes - vocalsBeau Bledsoe - Portuguese guitarJordan Shipley -guitarspecial guest: Karl McComas-Reichl - bass

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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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