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November 2016 November 19, 2016 at 6PM2ª Grande Noite do Fadoda Nova InglaterraCocktail e JantarHudson Portuguese Club13 Port Street, Hudson, MA SingersAnita Guerreiro, João CasanovaCelia Maria, Jeremias Macedo, Ana Vinagre, Sonia Bettencourt,Elizabeth Maria, Eduardo Marques   Mariza2016 Tour Dates  01 November 2016Seattle, United StatesUniversity of Washington Meany Hall 02 November 2016Vancouver, CanadaChan Center for the Performing Arts        PAST EVENTS November 2015 -------------------------------------------------------- Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 8:00pmCarminhoSara TavaresA Lusophone double-bill to thrill!City Winery NYC155 Varick St, New York, New York 10013A Lusophone double-bill to thrill! Beloved Cape Verdean songstress Sara Tavares makes her triumphant return to the US after a six-year pause, bringing her funky rhythms, honeyed vocals and gorgeous, textured songwriting to the evening. Sharing the double bill is Carminho, the hottest fado star in Portugal today. An outstanding and heartfelt voice, she performs traditional and contemporary fado songs, as well as jazz, Brazilian pop, and Portuguese folk music.  November 1, 2014Newark, NJ - USAFatima Santos, vocalsJose Luis Iglesias, Portuguese guitarMeliset Abreu, classical guitarPic-Nic Restaurant233 Ferry St. Newark, NJ  November 1, 2014 @ 7pmToronto, CanadaRestaurant Lisboa a NoiteVozes do Fado November 1, 2014Casa do BenficaSan Jose, California  Friday, November 7, 2014  8:00 p.m.Boston, MA - USA Ana Moura$28 / orchestra (reg. $32).Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MAExquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results. The BBC raves, "her melancholic intimacy dominates the moment it sashays out of the speakers . . . setting a mood of mesmerizing sorrow." Examiner.com called Moura's voice "made for melodrama . . . aestheticallythrilling and emotionally heartbreaking."  Saturday, November 8, 2014  @ 8 p.m.Ana MouraStorrs, CT - USA$28 / orchestra (reg. $32).Jorgensen Performance CenterUniversity of ConnecticutStorrs, ConnecticutExquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results. The BBC raves, "her melancholic intimacy dominates the moment it sashays out of the speakers . . . setting a mood of mesmerizing sorrow." Examiner.com called Moura's voice "made for melodrama . . . aesthetically thrilling and emotionally heartbreaking." Portuguese vocalist Ana Moura's soulful and riveting interpretation of her land's captivating fado style has made her a star, and the youngest fadista to be nominated for a Dutch Edison Award. Fado, a deeply expressive and poetic form of song, personifies the Portuguese psyche with its universal themes of lost love, separation and longing. Ana Moura has achieved great success in Portugal and abroad and was even invited to sing onstage with The Rolling Stones in Portugal after the group saw her perform in a local fado bar.  November 8, 2014Five Wounds Portuguese National ChurchSan Jose, California  November 15, 2014 @7:00 pmFado / Desgarrada São Martinho NightBella RestaurantJeremiah V. Sullivan Dr.Fall River, MATickets (508) 6736666Singers:Bella PavaoJose RibeiroTania DaSilvaJose PlacidoJose BarbosaMusicians:Tony and Abel Lima  November 15, 2014 @ 8:00Los Banos, CA - USANew Bethany Home Sunday, November 16, 2014 @ 4 PMDES Portuguese Club133 Prospect StreetGloucester, Massachusetts 01930Vocals: Ana Vinagre and José VinagreGuitarristas: José Silva e Viriato Ferreira November 2013  Saturday, November 02, 2013Modesto, California - USAFado Show at M.P.P.AFadista: David Silveira Garcia Sunday, November 3, 2013New York, New York - USARodrigo Costa Félixdrom85 Ave ANew York, New York 10009(212) 777-1157  Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:00 PMFado NightVentura's Signature Restaurant178 James Street NorthHamilton, Ontario - CanadaCall for Tickets (905) 7778490Fadistas TONY GOUVEIA & ELIZABETE Accompanied by: Hernani Raposo, Eduardo Camara and Pedro JoelDoors open at 6PM.Seats are limited. Call now to reserve today! Friday, November 15, 2013  9:00 PMToronto, Ontario - CanadaFado NightFadistas TONY GOUVEIALISBON BY NIGHT RESTAURANTGuitarristas: Manuel Moscatel, Valdemar Mejdoubi and Hernani Raposo Friday, November 15, 2013New Bedford, MA - USCotali Mar Restaurant - Fado Night Saturday, November 16, 2013Stoughton, MA - USFilarmonica de Sao JoaoFado Night with fadistas Rosa Maria, Jose Carlos, Jose Ribeiro and Carlos FurtadoGuitarristas: Irmaos Lima Saturday, November 23, 2013 7:30 PMNewark, NJ - US
Casa do Ribatejo
 Friday, November 29, 2013Pawtucket, RI - USAmigos da TerceiraFado Night with Irmaos Lima  November 2012 November 2, 20127:00 PMFesta de Sao MartinhoDinner & ShowCafe Portugal1280 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746Tel 508-992-8216Rosa Maria, Jose Manuel e Tiffany Bairos November 3, 2012Portuguese Cultural Center53 Queen Street N., MissisaugaMissisauga, Ontario(905) 286-1311Fadistas: Sonia ShirsatConsidered as The Goan  Amalia November 24, 2012Noite de FadoDinis Restaurant & LoungePeabody, MA November 25, 2012Noite de FadoAdagio Piano LoungeFall RiverFadistas: Rosa Maria, Victor Revoredo e Jose RibeiroGuitarristas: Irmaos Lima November 30, 2012Grande Noite de FadoAmigos da Terceira55 Memorial Drive, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860Fadistas: Rosa Maria e Manuel BrandaoGuitarristas: Irmaos Lima 

 

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 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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