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.

Fado from Portugal

Duarte Coxo and Sara Correia

October 2014 - US Tour

 Friday, October 10, 2014UMass Lowell Fisher Recital Hall,Durgin Hall, South Campus35 Wilder St., Lowell, MA, 01854BUY TICKETS Saturday, October 11, 2014Clube Luis de Camões10 Collins St
Peabody, MA 01960
For TicketsCall (978) 532-2688 Sunday, October 12, 2014To be anounced Tueday, October 14, 2014LaBelle WineryAmherst, New Hampshire Friday, October 17, 2014New Bedford Whaling Museum18 Johnny Cake HillNew Bedford, MABUY TICKETS Saturday, October 18, 2014To be anounced


More details to follow


Duarte Coxo

Sara Correia

Portuguese/American Cultural Exchange, Inc.

3 Lafayette Place, Woburn, MA 01801



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