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Fado, urban popular song of Portugal
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Summary/Historical Context

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Folklore
Fado
Singing
Rural population
Lisbon

A symbol of identity, Fado music is widely sung in Lisbon and represents a distinctly Portuguese multicultural synthesis of Afro-Brazilian music, local genres of song and dance, rural music, and urban song patterns of the early nineteenth century. Fado is typically performed by a solo male or female singer, accompanied by an acoustic guitar and the Portuguese guitarra, a pear-shaped twelve-stringed lute. It is performed professionally and informally in grass-root associations and often transmitted over successive generations within the same families.


on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

Place/country: Portugal,
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2011 sur la liste représentative,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:10:05
Publisher/producer: Ivan Dias,
Published in: 2011

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