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A tryst with Fado: The Portuguese version of blues

A tryst with Fado: The Portuguese version of blues

Fado is the Portuguese version of blues. Portuguese word “Saudade”, which means “longing for something lost” loosely describes it.The music originated in Lisbon around 1820’s but what inspired it is far from agreed. According to some it was inspired by sailors setting the sail and going to unknown and for some it was due to the Moorish influence.  It’s said fado lives in heart of every Lisboeta. Fado has imprints of Lisbon’s history, culture and that’s the reason no visit to Lisbon could be…

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