fado fado

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sad Portuguese folksong

Usage(s):

  1. If you want to be my love Don't speak to me only of love, But talk to me about fado.
  2. High-minded as fado may be in Branco's hands, the style had the rotten luck to be endorsed by the dictators who ruled Portugal for almost 50 years.
  3. Three years ago, this club was a casa fado a house of Portugal's traditional, mournful fado music, a sort of blues-opera hybrid that weaves together vocals and string instruments.

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  1. "You can have a happy concert, because fado and Lisbon have that side too, not just the melancholy side," said Mariza. "They have the happiness, the fashion, the love, the saudade, everything."
    on Jul 15, 2007 By: Mariza Source: Reuters India

  2. "When I decided to devote myself to fado, my friends were horrified," said Mísia before a recent performance in Paris, where she now lives. "It had the stigma of the dictatorship that used fado as propaganda for Portugal as a place that was...
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Mísia Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I hope this movie will launch fado in the world," said Saura as he presented his film at the festival which got underway on Thursday.
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Carlos Saura Source: AFP

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