Dramatic Fado from the heart of Portugal
Fado has gained the position of national music in Portugal. Dating back to the 1820's, it probably has its roots in the music of the African slaves that were shipped in from Brazil. The Portuguese made their own version of the music: song accompanied with a guitar. The genre spread and became popular via taverns, brothels and street performers. Fado became a part of the daily life, its melancholic tunes echoing throughout the alleys and kitchens of Lisbon.
The event will take place November 1st at 6 p.m. on the Stage in the Music Department situated on the second floor of the Old Main Library. Free entrance.
Traveling With Music on Stage:
- ”Helan går”: Finnish-Swedish drinking songs performed by Brahe Djäknar, 6th Sept. at 6 p.m.
- Mongolian and Tuvan throat singing 4th Oct. at 6 p.m.
- The drama of the Fado from the heart of Portugal 1st Nov. at 6 p.m.
- The most beautiful Christmas songs in Estonian 13th Dec. at 6 p.m.
Traveling With Music is a part of the Culture Out Loud! project
The immigrant cultures in Turku will be presented through the medium of events, exhibitions, storytelling and book talk. The Culture Out Loud! event series is a part of the library's multicultural activity. Free entrance to all library events. Welcome to get acquainted with the literature, languages and traditions in different cultures!
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