Portuguese/American Cultural Exchange, Inc.

Bridging Luso-American Communities through Fado


Bem-vindo! Welcome!

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.


Duarte Coxo and Sara Correia

October 2014 - US Tour


Friday, October 10, 2014UMass LowellLowell, MA Saturday, October 11, 2014To be anounced Sunday, October 12, 2014To be anounced Tueday, October 14, 2014LaBelle WineryAmherst, New Hampshire Friday, October 17, 2014New Bedford Whaling Museum18 Johnny Cake HillNew Bedford, MA Saturday, October 18, 2014To be anounced




Duarte Coxo

Sara Correia

More details to follow


Past Events


Rodrigo Costa Félix

July 2014 - US Tour

With Marta Pereira da Costa, Pedro Pinhal and local artists and musicians

                                                                                                      Rodrigo Costa Felix - Fados de AmorRodrigo Costa Félix has been touring Europe extensively in support of his second CD, “Fados de Amor,” which has been recognized as Best CD of the Year by the prestigious Amália Rodrigues Foundation. Rodrigo Costa Félix is a singer, composer and lyricist whose recent single   “Amigo Aprendiz” was named one of the 12 best ballads of 2012 by The Atlantic Monthly. He will be joined on stage by Marta Pereira da Costa, a virtuoso of the Portuguese guitar, and Pedro Pinhal, a veteran viola player who has accompanied many of fado's greatest artists.

 Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 8:00 pmOverland Park, KansasPerforming Arts SeriesJohnson County Community CollegePolsky Theatre, Carlsen Center12345 College BlvdOverland Park, Kansas Friday, July 18, 2014 7:00 pmNew Bedford Whaling Museum18 Johnny Cake HillNew Bedford, MA 02740Tel 781-526-0810  Saturday, July 19,  2014 - 7:00 pmElizabeth, New JerseyElizabeth Portuguese Club417 US Highway 1, Elizabeth, NJ For ticketsElizabeth Portuguese Club 908-355-1222Portugal Express 909-352-7818Valenca Restaurant 908-354-4024 





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