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  • n  a sad Portuguese folksong

  • If you want to be my love Don't speak to me only of love, But talk to me about fado.
  • 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.
  • Fado means destiny in Portuguese, and the Weltschmerz of a good fado gets a physical grip on its audience; like "ffillie Holiday's blues, fados encourage a state of mind well .

  • Mariza in Reuters India
    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."
  • Mísia in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Carlos Saura in AFP
    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.

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