Portuguese/American Cultural Exchange, Inc.
Bridging Luso-American Communities through Fado
Fado, the soul of Portugal, comes to the US!
Fado is a form of Portuguese urban folk music that grew out of the streets and taverns of Lisbon in the 19th Century. It is characterized by mournful melodies and lyrics, often about the sea, neighborhoods, or the life of the poor. Known for its dramatic performance practices and passionate aficionados, Fado is infused with sentiments of resignation, nostalgia and deep melancholy. For almost two hundred years, it has represented the saudade, the longing of the people of Portugal - the sailor returning from the colonies, the impoverished flower girl in the mercado, the wealthy Lord in love with an untamable gypsy fadista. Fado means fate, and to the people of Portugal, the music is as powerful as destiny itself.
Fado from Portugal
October 2014 - US Tour
Friday, October 10, 2014With Duarte from Lisbon andAngela Brito from CaliforniaUMass Lowell Fisher Recital HallDurgin Hall, South Campus35 Wilder St., Lowell, MA, 01854Special reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to benefit the Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, before the performance.Tickets for the donor reception and show $100. General admission for the 7 p.m. performance $30.BUY TICKETS Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 3 PMDuarteAtasca Restaurant50 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139For ReservationsCall 617-621-6991 Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 7 PMDuarte and Tania DaSilvaClube Luis de Camões10 Collins St
Peabody, MA 01960For TicketsCall (978) 532-2688 Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 8 PMDuarte and Tania DaSilvaNew Bedford Whaling Museum18 Johnny Cake HillNew Bedford, MABUY TICKETS Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 2PMDuarteWoburn Portuguese American Recreation Club82 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801Call 617-548-8488 or 978-518-1047
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Portuguese fadista Duarte Coxo, an award-winning artist and fixture of Lisbon's fado scene, will tour the US this fall in support of his upcoming CD. Coxo has toured extensively throughout Portugal and Europe and performs regularly at Sr. Vinho, one of Lisbon's most storied fado houses. In addition to his work as a singer, he is a composer, lyricist and instrumentalist. This is his first tour of the United States.