Fado: The Soul of Portugal
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Fado: The Soul of Portugal
A really nice little video explaining Fado to the neophyte while listening to the wonderful Amália Rodrigues.




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RE: Fado: The Soul of Portugal
I'm not sure whether people from Porto think the same, but yes, at least for us foreigners it is the musical soul of Portugal. At least I recall my first night ever in Lisbon, drinking in good company while listening to some improvised fados after dinner in a lovely place from where St. Jorge's Castle could be seen enlightened in the distance.

Amália is unparalleled. I leave here a present-day taste, though, to also homage the new generations.





Love to see how 'Good morning, love' is said exactly the same in both shores of the Peninsula. Smile
2013 Mar 28 18:47
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RE: Fado: The Soul of Portugal
(2013 Mar 28 18:47)Arnau Wrote:  I'm not sure whether people from Porto think the same, but yes, at least for us foreigners it is the musical soul of Portugal. At least I recall my first night ever in Lisbon, drinking in good company while listening to some improvised fados after dinner in a lovely place from where St. Jorge's Castle could be seen enlightened in the distance.

Amália is unparalleled. I leave here a present-day taste, though, to also homage the new generations.





Love to see how 'Good morning, love' is said exactly the same in both shores of the Peninsula. Smile

"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

Dang! PERKELE Je dois maintenant fouiller Youtube! Tongue

Nice post anyway. Thank you, Arnau. Smile

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RE: Fado: The Soul of Portugal
Grr, that happens often with VEVO. I should have realised.

Well, not the music video, but at least the song is this one. Just to hear that there are not-so-sad fado songs too. Smile





Lyrics:

Bom dia amor,
Dizem as rosas da janela ao ver o sol nascer
Bom dia amor,
Tal como as rosas espero sempre por te ver
E um dia há-de ser dia corra o vento para onde for
Juntam-se as rosas para me ver com o meu amor


Bom dia digo sempre quando vens
Quando passam por mim os olhos seus
E mais diria ao olhos do meu bem
Se ao menos uma vez vissem os meus
E mais diria ao olhos do meu bem
Se ao menos uma vez vissem os meus

Bom dia amor...

Daqui eu digo tudo o que te vejo
A cada teu passar na minha rua
Assim é como vivo e assim te beijo
E trago esta maneira de ser tua
Assim é como vivo e assim te beijo
E trago esta maneira de ser tua

Bom dia amor...
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RE: Fado: The Soul of Portugal
(2013 Mar 28 18:47)Arnau Wrote:  I'm not sure whether people from Porto think the same, but yes, at least for us foreigners it is the musical soul of Portugal.

We could have chosen other city. Why Porto?

But I know where you are coming from ;) I don't blame you, either. Probably too much exposure to things circulating in the Spanish nationalist circles. They have been so keen in projecting the reality of a Spain-of-nations on us.

I guarantee you that the difference between Lisboa and Porto is nothing like Barcelona vs Valencia or Madrid vs Sevilla. The rivalry is guaranteed, but I challenge people to tally the differences. An accent? a couple of colloquialisms?

On topic, there's some speculation about people from elsewhere in Portugal liking Fado or not because they don't produce it there, or because it is a Lisbon's thing. It's not. Fado has two sources/schools/styles, Lisbon and Coimbra (I prefer the latter by far).

True it isn't much common to see singers or players hailing from anywhere out of those two cities, but then again, Fado is appreciated everywhere in Portugal and shows will sell out anywhere. Smile

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RE: Fado: The Soul of Portugal
Fado Coimbrão...

















A live show in Viseu...





The importance of the Fado de Coimbra is that it reflects the academic nature of the city, built by people from all the corners of the country...

This show is in Fafe, well north of Porto. For some reason, people are singing the chorus along:





Would be unfair to say that Fado is the exclusive representation of the Soul of Portugal as we have many other traditional sounds, but it would be equally incorrect to say it only represents this or that region. It is indeed something with a national impact, in the hearts of everyone.

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(2013 Mar 28 23:05)Zephyr Wrote:  On topic, there's some speculation about people from elsewhere in Portugal liking Fado or not because they don't produce it there, or because it is a Lisbon's thing. It's not. Fado has two sources/schools/styles, Lisbon and Coimbra (I prefer the latter by far).

Is there something in particular that sets one apart from the other? May I ask why you prefer one to the other? Smile

Zephyr Wrote:True it isn't much common to see singers or players hailing from anywhere out of those two cities, but then again, Fado is appreciated everywhere in Portugal and shows will sell out anywhere. Smile

I just discovered it and I like it! thumbs up

Interestingly, I read today that Mariza played in Toronto earlier this month. I had no idea. Now that this genre of music is on my radar perhaps I'll be lucky enough to see a show one day!

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Oh no, Mariza, no. She is a construct. Mariza was backed by multiculturalist lobbies because of her ethnic background. She was a hip-hop singer and they have been trying to make her the 21st century Amália Rodrigues (our diva).

All these multiculturalist lobbies that have been arranging world tours and expensive concerts for Mariza couldn't buy her a voice worth her status. Maybe I'm being unfair but, really, I would be among the first to recognize her talent, but yelling like a walrus is definitely not singing.

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(2013 Mar 29 03:55)Zephyr Wrote:  Oh no, Mariza, no. She is a construct. Mariza was backed by multiculturalist lobbies because of her ethnic background. She was a hip-hop singer and they have been trying to make her the 21st century Amália Rodrigues (our diva).

All these multiculturalist lobbies that have been arranging world tours and expensive concerts for Mariza couldn't buy her a voice worth her status. Maybe I'm being unfair but, really, I would be among the first to recognize her talent, but yelling like a walrus is definitely not singing.


Yes, I kind of hesitated to mention her name here, hence my not having posted any of her videos.

I was wondering how some people felt about her.

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