Wednesday, March 12, 2008

FADO!





OK, Fadonistas, here's the short taste that we spoke of last week.
In order the pieces are, 
Post Scriptum by Cristina Branco: 
   Meu Fado Meu by Mariza, pictured above: 
   Transparente by Mariza: 
   Quando mi sinto so by Mariza: 
   Faradinho Simples by Antonio Chainho. 
I don't quite know how I chose three by one artist, must not have been paying attention, they're all good anyhow.



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed listening to those.


blimpy

ejaydee said...

So did I, but interestingly, Mariza was my least favourite. Is the last singer called Antonio? I ask because it sounds like a woman singing.

goneforeign said...

Ejay: I had similar problems with 'Antonio', I pulled it from my iTunes and uploaded it with only the iTunes info. When I later checked the CD I see that Antoio Chainho, was at one time Amalia's accompanist and here he's accompanying Marta Dias. Thanks for both comments.

Frogprincess said...

Just to say that I also enjoyed them. Late night listening for me. Love Fado. Does the word have a meaning.

Frogprincess said...

Just to say that I also enjoyed them. Late night listening for me. Love Fado. Does the word have a meaning.

ejaydee said...

Apparently it comes from the word fate.

goneforeign said...

fado |ˈfäðoō|
noun ( pl. -dos)
a type of popular Portuguese song, usually with a melancholy theme and accompanied by mandolins or guitars.
• the music for such a song.
ORIGIN early 20th cent.: Portuguese, literally ‘fate.’