Is the most traditional sung expression form of the city of Lisbon, and of great part of the country. With origins in the seventeenth / eighteenth century, there is no certainty about its evolution until the earliest records, and its origins and influences are controversial. There are however some influences with great factual support, the main being the songs of medieval love and love, the influence of Moorish songs left by the populations that remained after the Christian reconquest, and especially the influence of the African cultures discovered during the Portuguese maritime expansion . The original nostalgia and sadness came from sad stories of life, from the distance that the sea imposed, from the estrangement of family and friends.

At Real Fado

We have a commitment to our clients, the quality of artists, musicians and fadistas, young promises or established artists, following a past in which it was the stage for some of the most prominent fadistas of the present time.

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