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Fado, urban popular song of Portugal

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Published on Nov 17, 2011

UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2011
URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/...
Description: A symbol of identity, Fado music is widely sung in Lisbon and represents a distinctly Portuguese multicultural synthesis of Afro-Brazilian music, local genres of song and dance, rural music, and urban song patterns of the early nineteenth century. Fado is typically performed by a solo male or female singer, accompanied by an acoustic guitar and the Portuguese "guitarra", a pear-shaped twelve-stringed lute. It is performed professionally and informally in grass-root associations and often transmitted over successive generations within the same families.
Country(ies): Portugal
© 2007 by DUVIDEO Fado Filmes, Zebra Produciones
Duration: 00:10:05 - Support: DVD (0056300023)

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  • Song

  • Artist

    • Mariza
  • Album

    • Fado Em Mim
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    • WMG (on behalf of World Connection); CMRRA, Abramus Digital, ASCAP, LatinAutor, Sony ATV Publishing, SODRAC, and 11 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Carlos Do Carmo
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • UMG (on behalf of Mercury); ADDAF, SODRAC, and 3 Music Rights Societies
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