History of the Portuguese Fado

History of the Portuguese Fado

by Paul Vernon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859283772

ISBN-13: 9781859283776

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

For about the last 100 years, the Fado has been the national music of portugal. A History of the Portugese Fado traces the possible roots of this enigmatic and often misunderstood music, and the different traditions of Fado which evolved in Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto, and which later spread to Brazil, the United States and Europe.

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For about the last 100 years, the Fado has been the national music of portugal. A History of the Portugese Fado traces the possible roots of this enigmatic and often misunderstood music, and the different traditions of Fado which evolved in Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto, and which later spread to Brazil, the United States and Europe.

The book examines the variety of lyrical content and vocal and instrumental styles, together with the political and social trends which have influenced the development of the Fado. In particular, charts in depth the role of the media (the recording industry, radio, films and television) in encouraging and disseminating this unique music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859283776
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
BK&DISK
Pages:
114
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Chronology
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1The Beginnings5
2The Instruments11
3Lisbon15
4Coimbra and Porto45
5The Media Industry59
6The Diaspora89
Glossary and Gazetteer98
Bibliography101
Discography (including pre-recorded video tapes)102
Useful Addresses (including currently active Fado houses)106
Index109

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