Essay About Fado

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Fado is a worldwide musical symbol of Portuguese culture and tradition. This genre which means ‘Fate’ in Latin is refers to the often harsh realities of everyday life, sometimes with a sense of resignation and also sometimes with the hope of resolution. Each region in Portugal usually has at least a musical style and fado. One of the earliest manifestations of fado was in a song depicting the forbidden love story between a gypsy woman by the name of Maria Severe, and Count de Vimioso, a man of nobility. Because of their broken love, Chris Da Rosa of Vanguard Squad state that Maria fighting her sadness by going to the night clubs and bars of Lisbon’s Barrio Alto while strumming along on her guitarra Portuguesa. What make Fado even more fascinating is the lyrics. The lyrics have poetic elements. The perfect combination of any Fado composition are the melody and lyrics. But sometimes the poetry are more likeable than the music. Therefore many songwriters tend to create new lyrics but still using the same tunes that already…show more content…
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