Fado, The soul of Portugal


Fado Schedule

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September 2019

Noite de Fado - Fado Night


September 2018

Noite de Fado - Fado Night

September 2017

Noite de Fado - Fado Night

September 2016

Noite de Fado - Fado Night

September 2015

Noite de Fado - Fado Night




September 2014

Noite de Fado - Fado Night


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fado Night @ 7 PM

Fall River, MA - USA

Bella Restaurant


Tania DaSilva

Bella Pavao

José Ribeiro


Irmãos Lima (Lima Brothers)



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fado Afternoon @ 2 PM

East Providence, RI - USA

Riviera Inn Restaurant


Rosa Maria

José Ribeiro

José Carlos


Irmãos Lima (Lima Brothers)



Saturday, September 20, 2014

RACA - Folklore Festival

Our Lady of the Assumption l -

2602 S. Walnut Rd.

Turlock, CA - USA



Friday, September 26, 2014

6:30 PM

Pawtucket, RI - US

Amigos da Terceira


Sandy Batista


Lima Brothers



Friday, September 26, 2014

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Europa South Restaurant


Claudia Duarte



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dinner & Show

Huntington, NY - USA

Fado Restaurant

10 New Street, Huntington

Starring: Claudia Duarte



September 2013



Sep 14, 2013

Fado Night

D.E.S. - Chino, California

Fadista: David Silveira Garcia


Friday, September 20, 2013

Fado Night

Pawtucket, RI - USA

Amigos da Terceira

55 Memorial Dr, Pawtucket


Friday, September 20, 2013  7:00 PM

Fado Night

Fall River, MA - USA

Adagio Piano Lounge

227 South Main St.

Fadistas: Jose Carlos, Jose Ribeiro

Musicians: Lima Brothers


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fado Night

Pawtucket, RI


Catarina Avelar,

Jeremias Macedo,

Jose Ribeiro

Guitarristas: Guitarras do Atlantico

Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente

134 Benefit St, Pawtucket, RI 02861


Saturday, September 21, 2013 7:00PM

Noite de Fados

Hilmar, CA - USA

Casa dos Acores

Fadista: Marylou Lawrence



Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:30PM

PCU Dinner Dance & Entertainment

Cumberland, RI - USA

Lusitania Club

10 Chase St, Cumberland

DJ for dancing and entertainment by:

Rosa maria & Manuel Brandao


Friday,, September 27, 2013 7:30 PM

Semana Cultural Beirao

Toronto, Ontario - Canada

Casa das Beiras

34 Caledonia Road

Toronto, Ontario - Canada

Call for Tickets (416) 604-1125

Fadistas: Fatima Ferreira, Teresa Lopes, Manuel Silva, Joao Brito, Mario Jorge.


Gabriel Teves (Guitarra Portuguesa)

Tony Melo (Viola de Fado)

Leonardo Medeiros (Viola Baixo)



Saturday, September 28 - 2013

"Noite de Fado"

San Jose, CA - USA

Lenita Gentil and Chico Avila

Bacalhau Grill,  San Jose, CA



Saturday, September 28, 2013

Elk Grove, California - USA

S.E.S. Hall

Fadista: Marylou Lawrence



Sunday, September 29, 2013  4 PM

New Bedford, MA - USA

Working Waterfront Festiva;

Fisherman's Wharf

Ana Vinagre Ensemble


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 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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