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Music Matters Concert: Portuguese Fado ~ Cafe Lisboa

  • La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington, CT, 06378 United States (map)

Sonia Bettencourtfadista

with Guitarras do Atlantico

 Manuel Leiteguitarra portuguesa

 Viriato Ferreiraguitar

 Tiago Goulartpercussion

Café Lisboa

Portuguese Fado to warm the soul

Fado is the folk music of the old Portuguese cities. Until recently, it was an entirely oral tradition. Its fluid, intimate nature brings about subtle, ever-evolving variation that keeps the tradition vibrantly alive.   

What's fado about? These wistful, haunting songs — it is largely a sung tradition – evoke longing and tragic loss, or joy tempered by what fate holds in store. The busy ports where the sea and Portugal meet infused fado with a rhythmic and harmonic complexity that make it unique in Europe. There's just nothing like it. Sonia Bettencourt and her brilliant fado colleagues are masters of their art. Won't you join us for a moving, memorable afternoon?

"guitarra portuguesa" is the name by which people know the instrument; "Portuguese guitar" is acceptable but lacks the poetry of the original   

Ticket $10. Age 18 and under admitted for free. Cash, check, or credit card accepted at the door. For advance sales, please click the link below:



Sonia Bettencourt

Earlier Event: December 9
Farmers' Market
Later Event: December 10
Kids Holiday Art Workshop