Beginner's Guide to Fado

Beginner's Guide to Fado

     
 

The United Kingdom's Nascente imprint is well known for issuing wonderfully themed compilations either on genres or individual artists. Their Beginner's Guide series is no exception, including this volume on the Portuguese music known as fado. Fado is a complex urban (i.e. "street") folk music that deals with themes of destiny, betrayal in love, death, andSee more details below

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The United Kingdom's Nascente imprint is well known for issuing wonderfully themed compilations either on genres or individual artists. Their Beginner's Guide series is no exception, including this volume on the Portuguese music known as fado. Fado is a complex urban (i.e. "street") folk music that deals with themes of destiny, betrayal in love, death, and despair, and is often regarded as the oldest tradition of its kind in the world. Indeed, by the early 20th century, fado, which had begun among the poor and visiting sailors in antiquity, had become a permanent fixture in Lisbon's culture and has only grown in stature since that time all over the world. This three-CD set, in typical Nascente fashion, educates the listeners chronologically. Disc one is devoted to the traditional side of the music by some of its most renowned practitioners: Amália Rodrigues, Herminia Silva, Fernando Farinha, Carlos Do Carmo, and more. Disc two is entitled Fado Fusion. It documents the way the music's roots melded with many modern elements, from dance music and electronic pop to rock & roll. The artists featured here include Lura, Liana, Ciganos d'Ouro (whose fusion includes Sephardic, tango, flamenco, and even Arab musics), the Lisbon City Rockers, Dany Silva, V Imperio, and Citania. But it's the last disc that is most fascinating. Entitled Fado Now, it features current artists on the scene who have taken the music back in a sense, by incorporating far more of its original acoustic roots in its sound. The artists included on this disc include the wondrously talented "voice" of modern fado, Ana Moura, Deolinda, the Cinema Ensemble/Rodrigo Leão, and Jorge Fernando, to name a few. While disc two is admittedly tough going for those who love the traditional music, it is necessary for inclusion in order to provide an accurate recorded portrait of fado and its evolution. Compiled expertly by Alex Robinson, this is ultimately a complex, labyrinthine, and engaging aural treat.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2009
Label:
Nascente
UPC:
5014797137240
catalogNumber:
9713724

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Solidão  - Amália Rodrigues
  2. O Fado Chora-Se Bem  - Maria Da Fé
  3. Rapsódia de Fados  - Lucília do Carmo
  4. Fado Hermínia  - Herminia Silva
  5. O Marceneiro  - Alfredo Marcenteiro
  6. Cantei o Fado  - Amália Rodrigues
  7. O Fado (Fado Zé Negro)  - Carlos do Carmo
  8. Claridade  - Maria Da Fé
  9. Fado Eugénia da Câmara  - Amália Rodrigues
  10. Não Venhas Tarde  - Carlos Ramos
  11. Embuçado  - João Ferreira Rosa
  12. Antes E Depois  - Fernando Farínha
  13. Até Que A Voz Me Doa  - Maria Da Fé
  14. Pintadinho  - Maria Teresa De Noronha
  15. Sou Um Fado Desta Idade  - Beatriz da Conceição

Disc 2

  1. Amor de Mel, Amor de Fel  -  V Imperio
  2. A Vida É Um Carrossel  -  Citania
  3. Morrinha  - Dany Silva
  4. Canta um Tango  -  Lura
  5. Tempo  -  Liana
  6. Ai Maria  -  Ciganos d'Ouro
  7. Trago Fados Nos Sentidos  - Raul Marques E Os Amigos De Salsa
  8. Medo (Susto)  - Ana Deus
  9. Estranha Forma de Vida  - Margarida Pinto
  10. Sabe-se Lá  - Marta Bernardes
  11. Barco Negro  -  Tea
  12. Meu Amor, Meu Amor (Meu Limão de Amargura)  -  Metro
  13. Variation @ Lá Menor  -  Double MP
  14. Amália  - Maria João Branco
  15. Sleepless Heart  -  Cinema Ensemble

Disc 3

  1. Amor Mais Perfeito  -  Joana Amendoeira
  2. Que Fazes Aí Lisboa  -  Alexandra
  3. Trago Fado Nos Sentidos  - Goncalo Salgueiro
  4. Onde Nasce a Solidão  - Lina Rodrigues
  5. Filha de Ervas  - Ana Moura
  6. Eu  - Ana Laíns
  7. Ó Gente da Minha Terra  - Claudia Madur
  8. Um Copo de Sol  - Pedro Moutinho
  9. Estranha Forma de Vida  - Ana Sofia Varela
  10. As Tuas Mãos Guitarrista  - Cristina Navarro
  11. Vida Tão Estranha  -  Cinema Ensemble
  12. Clandestino  -  Deolinda
  13. Na Calma dos Teu Olhos  -  Atlantihda
  14. Amor Em Tons de Sol Maior  - Ana Moura
  15. La Chanson des Vieux Amants  - Jorge Fernando

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Jacques Brel   Composer
Amália Rodrigues   Composer
Fontes Rocha   Composer
Rodrigo Leão   Composer
Teofilo Chantre   Composer
Pedro Oliveira   Composer
Alcidia Rodrigues   Composer
Ary Dos Santos   Composer
Linhares Barbosa   Composer
Arlindo DeCarvalho   Composer
Alfredo Duarte   Composer
Florbela Espanca   Composer
Reinaldo Ferreira   Composer
Jose Galhardo   Composer
Frederico Valerio   Composer
Carlos Gonçalves   Composer
Amélia Muge   Composer
João Gil   Composer
Ana Carolina   Composer
Maria Teresa De Noronha   Arranger
Masterpiece   Mastering
Samuel Lopes   Composer
Mario Goncalves   Composer
Henrique Rego   Composer
Fernando Pessoa   Composer
Ana Deus   Composer
Fernando Farínha   Composer
Tiago Machado   Composer
Ana Vieira   Composer
Joao Nobre   Composer
Miguel Rebelo   Composer
Raul Ferrão   Composer
Màrio Rainho   Composer
Alain Oulman   Composer
Nuno Rodrigues   Composer
Caco Velho   Composer
David Mourão Ferreira   Composer
José Luis Gordo   Composer
Aníbal Nazaré   Composer
Joaquim Campos   Composer
Alfredo Marcenteiro   Composer
Giacomo Pedicini   Composer
João Da Mata   Composer
Marco Miranda   Composer
Pereiera Coelho   Composer
Pedro Da Silva Martins   Composer
Marco Ramos   Composer
José Mariano   Arranger
Joao Monge   Composer
Gabriel De Oliveira   Composer
Francisco J. Marques   Composer
Francisco Ferre Trindade   Composer
Antonio Neves   Composer
Alfredo Rodrigo Duarte   Composer
João Da Silva Tavares   Composer
Maria Manuela Cid   Composer
Atlantihda   Composer
Tiago Torres Da Silva   Composer
Rogério Manuel Tavares Bracinha   Composer

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