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May 2016Noite de Fado - Fado Night   Friday, May 27, 2016Vozes do Fado (from Portugal)Lusitano Restaurant & Royal Gardens822 King Philip Street, Fall River, MA 02724(508) 672-9104    Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 8PMNathalie Pires & Marco RodriguesZeiterion Performing Arts CenterNew Bedford, MA   Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 8PMNathalie Pires & Marco RodriguesZeiterion Performing Arts CenterNew Bedford, MA --------------------------------------------------- May 2015Noite de Fado - Fado Night   Fado - Cathy Pimentel  May 2014 Saturday, May 3, 2014  7:00 PMFall River, Massachusetts - USAFado Night at Bella's Restaurant19 Jeremiah V Sullivan DriveFall River, MASingers:Bella PavaoJose Ribeiro
Manuel Brandao
Musicians:Lima Brothers
Viriato silva
  Saturday, May 3, 2014  6:30PMLowell, Massachusetts - USASao Miguel RestaurantFado NightSingers:SandyJose CarlosMusicians:Jose Silva
Viriato silva
  Friday, May 10, 2014 - 7 PMFresno, California - USASinger: Ramana VieiraAt: Artes America Cultural Center  Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 7 PMNew Bedford, MA - USAFado NightIrmandade do Espírito Santo do PicoSingers:Rosa MariaJose CarlosJeremias MacedoJose RibeiroMusicians:Irmãos Lima  Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 7 PMNewark, NJ - USAPIC-NIC RESTAURANTFADO NIGHTFÁTIMA SANTOS (vocals)JOSÉ LUIS IGLÉSIAS (Portuguese guitar)MELISET ABREU (classical guitar)233 Ferry StreetNewark, NJReservations: 973-589-4630 Friday, May 24, 2014 6:30 PMPawtucket, RI - USAGrupo Amigos da Terceira  Saturday, May 25, 2014Pawtucket, RI - USAFeast of the Holy SpiritGrupo Amigos da Terceira  Sunday, May 25, 2014Lowell, MA - USAHoly Ghost SocietyCampo do Divino Espirito Santo"Os Fadalistas" from Terceira  May 30, 2014 @ 8:00 pmS.E.S. HallElk Grove, CA - USA  Saturday, May 31, 2014San Jose, California - USASFUP HAllSociedade Filarmonica Uniao PopularNoite De FadosMusic by:Sete ColinasHelder CarvalheiraManuel EscobarJohn CardadeiroFadistas:Silvia SoaresCrystal MendesAngela BritoDavid Garcia   May 2013  Friday, May 3, 2013Fall River, Massachusetts - USAFadistas: Rosa Maria, Jose Ribeiro, Vitor ReveredoGuitarristas: Lima BrothersAdagio Piano LoungeFall River, MA Friday, May 10, 2013Newington, Connecticut - USAFadistas: Nathalie Pires, Catarina Avelar and Jeremias MacedoGuitarristas: Guitarras do AtlanticoJose Silva (Portuguese guitar), Viriato Ferreira (viola) and Pedro Pimentel (base)
Portuguese Club of Hartford
730 N Mountain RdNewington, Ct  Tel. 860.953.3971 Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 7:00 pmNewark, New Jersey - USAGrande Noite de FadosFadistas:Maria Amelia Proenca (de Portugal)Pedro BotasSport Newark e BenficaNight Club · Sports Club119 Paris Street, Newark, NJ.$45.00 por Pessoa ( vinho, sodas e agua incluido)Sopa a lavrador, Lombo de Porco Assado e sobremesaContactar 973-344-6769 ou 908-787-5053 Friday, May 17, 2013 10 PMFado NightToronto - CanadaFadistas: TONY GOUVEIA and FATIMA FERREIRAGuitarristas: Manuel Moscatel, valdemar Mejdubi, Hernani RaposoLisbon By Night Restaurant802 Dundas St WToronto, ON M6J 1V3Tickets ((416)) 603-6522 Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 6:30 PMRaynham, MA - USANoite de FadosSingers: Rosa Maria, David Garcia Silveira, Tiffany,Fabio Baganha, Jorge SilvaRaynham Park1958 BroadwayRaynham, MAFor info Call: 774-360-4527 Monday, May 20, 2013East Providence, RI - USANoite de FadosFadistas:David Silveira GarciaRosa MariaO'Dinis RestaurantEast Providence, RI Friday, May 24, 2013Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - USAFadista: Nathalie PiresPhiladelphia Museum of Art2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway  Tel. 215.763.8100 Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:20 PMCambridge, ON - CanadaFadistas:  TONY GOUVEIA & ELIZABETEGuitarristas:Hernani Raposo, Eduardo Camara, Pedro JoelModerno Bistro383 Elgin St N,Cambridge, ON, CanadaCall for Tickets (519)) 624-2351 Saturday, May 25, 2013Pawtucket, RI - USAGala  do Fado 2013Amigos da TerceiraTel (401) 722-211055 Memorial Drive,Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860Guitarristas: Lima Brothers Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:20 PMGala do FadoToronto - CanadaCasa do AlentejoFadistas:Filipa Cardoso - from PortugalToni Camara - Local fadistaCall for Tickets (416) 537-7766 Friday, May 31, 2013 8:45pmHEAVEN'S MIRROR: A PORTUGUESE VOYAGENew York City, NY - USAAward winning fado film directed by Joshua Dylan Mellarsscreens in New York City this FRIDAY - May 31 - 8:45 PMAt the Maysles Cinema as part of the People's Film FestivalTo purchase advance tickets visit:http://thepeoplesfilmfestival2013.ticketbud.com/the-peoples-film-festival-2013         

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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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