On the 4th of November, you can listen to “Fado”, at the Convento de São Francisco in Coimbra, listening to the artist Ana Moura.
The “Fado”, born in popular contexts of Lisbon in the 19th century, was present in moments of conviviality and leisure. Manifesting spontaneously, its execution took place in or outdoors, in the gardens, in bullfights, in the retreats, in the streets and alleys, in the taverns, cafés for maids and half-door houses. Evoking urban emergency issues, singing the daily narrative, the “Fado” is, in a first phase, strongly associated with social contexts ruled by marginality and transgression, in environments frequented by prostitutes, swells, sailors, coachmen and riders. Often surprised in prison, his actors, the singers, are described in the swell figure, fadista type, ruffian of rough and husky voice, sporting tattoos, skilled in the handling of a clasp-knife, using jargon and slang language. This association of “Fado” to the most marginal sphere of the society would result in a strong rejection by the Portuguese Intellectuality.
Overcoming the barriers of culture and language, the “Fado”, with Amália, would definitively become an icon of the national culture. For decades and until the date of her death, in 1999, Amália would be the protagonist at national and international level.
Also on the international circuit, Mariza takes on a leading role, drawing a brilliant journey, along which she has legitimately collected successive awards in the category of World Music.
Come and listen to the best national music and stay at our Inn.
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