Author(s): Luis Pavao
This is a set of a book and four CDs. Fado - no other portrayal of the Portuguese soul captures it as vividly as these wistful songs of heartbreak, unrequited love, and parting. Before this Portuguese elegy became socially acceptable at the end of the 19th century, it could only be heard in Lisbon's dark portside bars. Authentic photographs by Luis Pavao capture the mood of the sensual songs and melodies presented here. The CDs offer a selection from classic to modern Fado, Fado from Lisbon, Coimbra including instrumentals and a CD with the Queen of Fado, Amalia Rodriguez.