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Fado (Port.)locked

  • Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco

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Portuguese vocal and dance genre. Fado has two distinct traditions: the most widely known is from Lisbon; a separate though related tradition, also named fado or canção de Coimbra (‘Coimbra song’), thrives in the central city of Coimbra.

The origin of fado has been the focus of considerable debate. Most researchers agree that ...

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