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.



Rodrigo Costa Félix

July 2014 - US Tour

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






















Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Overland Park, Kansas

Performing Arts Series

Johnson County Community College

Polsky Theatre, Carlsen Center

12345 College Blvd

Overland Park, Kansas


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Friday, July 18, 2014 7:00 pm

New Bedford Whaling Museum

18 Johnny Cake Hill

New Bedford, MA 02740

Tel 781-526-0810


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Saturday, July 19,  2014 - 7:00 pm

Elizabeth, New Jersey

Elizabeth Portuguese Club

417 US Highway 1, Elizabeth, NJ


For tickets

Elizabeth Portuguese Club 908-355-1222

Portugal Express 909-352-7818

Valenca Restaurant 908-354-4024


Rodrigo Costa Félix - vocals

Marta Pereira da Costa - Portuguese guitar

Pedro Pinhal - guitar

Pedro Pimentel - bass

                                                                                                      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.

Portuguese/American Cultural Exchange, Inc.

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