The “Fado” in Lisbon.
In this great city you will find two types of Fado – the Fado from the capital of Portugal and another another from the beautiful city of Coimbra (in the centre of Portugal).
In the capital it is always sung by only one singer.
In Coimbra this type of music is normally performed by students from the university of Coimbra.
The topics of it are always related with sadness, love and longing for things that were lost in the past of the Portuguese people.
However, the Fado from Coimbra also contains humor and political topics that can be funny and very interesting.
There different opinions about the origin of this type of Music. The word itself (FADO) has a latin origin (fatum which means fate). There are people that believe that it cames from Africa while other tend to believe that is connected with the African dance from Brazil.
You should try a “Casa de Fado” if you have decided to visit Lisbon. You will find loads of options around the city but we suggest one in Alfama, the most authentic ones “casas de fado”.
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