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Fado anyone?

Janice in NJ 29 Apr 02 - 05:49 PM
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Subject: Fado anyone?
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 05:49 PM

I just heard a feature on NPR about fado, the blues-like Portuguese folk music sung in a minor key, often to the accompaniment of a 12-string guitar. I haven't heard fado in more than 25 years, when I used to hear it at some of the immigrant clubs in Newark, New Jersey. I presume fado can be found in any community where there folks hail from the Lusophonic world, such as southern New England. Am I right?


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 07:04 PM

Don't know about that, but get hold of some CD's by Amalia Rodriguez. She is wonderful! A truly gifted voice. There is a modern singer called Dulce Pontes who is also good. Would imagine it would be difficult to find but worthwhile if you could locate some venues.


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 08:18 PM

Fado links:

Fado (all about fado)

Fado & Portugal Links

Amalia.com (with sound clips of most of Amalia Rodrigues' songs)

Amalia Rodrigues (with video clips)

Amalia Rodrigues CDs

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: GUEST,John Hernandez
Date: 30 Apr 02 - 02:19 PM

I heard a beautifully soulful fadista in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a few years ago. She was accompanied by one man on the fado guitar and another on the bass. I'm sorry but I can't recall her name. But to answer the question, yes, southern New England is a good place to find fado.


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: GUEST,maryrrf
Date: 30 Apr 02 - 03:36 PM

Thanks for the links to the website about Amalia. I enjoyed it very much.


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 30 Apr 02 - 03:52 PM

Dulce Pontes was touring US this last year. Check Dirty Linen for future tour dates. Also, Misia is touring US now, a younger Fadoista, one of the new generation like Dulce.


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: AliUK
Date: 30 Apr 02 - 04:15 PM

Here in Brazil Fado is making a comeback after a few years in the doldrums, it was felt to be an old person's music but now a younger generation are championing its revival.


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Apr 02 - 04:28 PM

Saudade


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: AliUK
Date: 30 Apr 02 - 04:30 PM

muito saudade


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Feb 03 - 09:39 PM

a fiend has been asked to record some portuguese folk dance tunes.

anyone know where sheet music for these can be got? [in uk?]

also what are popular folk instruments in portugal?


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 Feb 03 - 10:34 PM

Amália Rodriguez. O-o-o-o-o-oh, yeah!!!

I heard fado, and Amália, for the first time when I took in a foreign film in the mid-Fifties called "Les Amants du Tage". Amália Rodriguez played herself, and much of the action in the movie (mystery, intrique, fugitives from the law, steamy love scenes [very steamy for the Fifties!]) takes place in a cabaret in Lisbon called "Chez Amália's." She's not a major character in the plot, but she does take part in some of the action. There is a lot of footage of her singing, and the dark melancholy of the music (fado) sets the mood of the whole movie. One of the songs she sang has haunted me for years, the tune playing in my head:   a persistent little scale-wise up-and-down run on the double-strung Portuguese guitar and that sweet, dark voice singing Barco Negro (the Black Boat). I have no idea what the words mean, but the song just stuck.

A few years ago, a young couple moved into the co-op apartment building my wife and I live in. He's American, she's Portuguese. I ran into her one afternoon as we were picking up our mail and we got to talking. I asked her if she had ever heard of Amália Rodriguez. Oh, yes! In fact, she had several CDs of fado, including one by Amália. She loaned them to me. Can't get them in this country, so Suzanna gave me permission to copy them with my CD burner. I still have her CDs, but when I give them back to her, I'm going to ask her if she'll translate Barco Negro for me.

I haven't a clue as to what Amália Rodriguez is singing, but I love the sound of the music and I love her voice.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: harvey andrews
Date: 01 Mar 03 - 08:35 AM

There's a great Fado museum in Lisbon, covers the whole history and you can listen to tons of stuff and then sit in what is basically a Portugese folk club mock up and hear the best. Well worth a visit.


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: diatonic novice
Date: 01 Mar 03 - 08:08 PM

I was hunting for recordings of Amalia Rodriguez for many years after hearing her on KPFK radio (LA) a number of times.   Several songs haunted me.   I wandered in Mexico, asking bored gum-smaking 19-year old women in music stores if they had anything by her (along with other Mexican requests). And then...I finally discovered the truth!! There's a great double CD of her greatest hits - very nice.

I have to say that the new Diva, Christina Branco, is absolutely incredible. It's also the arrangements and the musicians that make her CD's so amazing, especially "Corpo Illuminado". But I also really enjoy this very young woman, Mariza, who I think has more the traditional sound, closer to Amalia, and a very impressive voice.

There's about nothing more incredible than fado.


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: open mike
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 04:12 PM

There is a song style from Portugal called Fado
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fado
http://www.fado.com/
http://fado-portugal.com/

Made popular by Amalia Rodrigues, here is an interview from Link T.V.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqfmSfsJWFU


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:34 PM

Mariza, a wonderful performer, singing Rosa Branca [White Rose]


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:37 PM

BTW listen to some of the other tracks by Mariza on You Tube, I reccommend Barco Negro, and Chuva.


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 06:04 PM

Love it. I suffered an earworm for over a year until I eventually found out it was 'Coimbra' by Amalia. The ghost has now been well and truly exorcised and I have the double CD. Incredible stuff.


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: ollaimh
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 09:26 PM

i play a couple of fado guitarras. in toronto i used to go to a working class pub and accompany several portuguese guys. easy stuff but full of life. they would improvise the lyrics as they went along using old tunes and a set call and refrain style. really lively and living traditional folk tradition.

i recently found a giannini fado guitar i would like to date. ts fifties at the lastest according to the previuos owner. anyone know how to date mid century giannini's

i have been looking for a carlos parades cd. the records keep showing up on ebay but at soaring prices. is there a cd reissue.

i love pedro cabral but the portuguese guys all frown and say parades


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 11:01 PM

COncur with the vote for Amalia Rodrigues. Awesome spirit.


A


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Subject: RE: Fado anyone?
From: Monique
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 01:12 AM

Ollaimh, you can download at least a couple of CD's at Amazon.com and/or buy a couple of them at a reasonable price -check the other Amazon sites too.


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