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fa·do

 (fä′tho͞o, făth′ō)
n. pl. fa·dos
A sad Portuguese folk song.

[Portuguese, from Latin fātum, fate; see fate.]

fado

(ˈfɑːdu)
n
(Music, other) a type of melancholy Portuguese folk song
[literally: fate]

fa•do

(ˈfɑ du, -doʊ)

n., pl. -dos.
a Portuguese folk song that is typically of doleful or fatalistic character.
[1900–05; < Portuguese < Latin fatum fate]
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Noun1.fado - a sad Portuguese folksong
folk ballad, folk song, folksong - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
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En efecto, en Buenos Aires, durante la ultima decada, han surgido grupos musicales que cultivan un repertorio mixto de tangos y fados, fundamentando su eleccion en las afinidades poeticas entre ambos generos.
Su casa estaba situada en la rua do Capelao, calle que sera celebrada en varios fados, al igual que Mouraia, el barrio donde se hallaba.
Un barrio ideal para Disfrutar de un Concierto de fados Y salir a cenar.
At the audition, each was asked to sing one of their own fados to warm up and then some of the fado music from Rolfe's score, with Hess accompanying on the piano.
Based on an iconic episode in medieval Portuguese history, though set in late 20th century Toronto and Lisbon, Ines involves a classic love triangle that encompasses Pedro, an army medic who immigrates to Canada after deserting from the Portuguese army during its 1960s action in Angola, his wife, Constanca, and Ines, the beautiful Fado singer he falls in love with in Toronto.
Yet even as the fado is polished for contempo rimes, Saura's familiar mode of music cinema, lensed in an open studio with large transparency screens, has come to feel standardized.
I shall examine the evolution of the leit-motifs of the hermitage, the procession and the historical and poetic avatars of the song's protagonist, Rosa Maria, in the later fados novos, to conclude that Gabriel de Oliveira's 'Ha Festa na Mouraria' has inspired a subversive trend in the fado novo: the idealization of a pre-Republican Mouraria--emblematized by the hermitage and its procession--as an alternative to the Estado Novo's notion of progress.
Throughout the stories, references to the fados recur.
Las cintas Sostiene Pereira e Historia de Lisboa lograron que el publico descubra a dos sensacionales mujeres de Portugal, asi como hace mas de 20 anos gusto de los fados de Amalia Rodrigues y su version a Grandola Vida Morena, epica sobre el triunfo socialista de Mario Soares y la revolucion de los claveles rojos.
OCTUBRE 19 -- A las 8 de La noche comienza la presentacion de Mariza, la cantante portuguesa de Fado nominada al Latin Grammy 2007 y protagonista de la mas reciente produccion cinematografica de Carlos Saura denominada 'Fados'.
La edicion de Lagrimas se alio al exito en Espana de Madredeus y la voz de Teresa Salgueiro con la aparicion de Misia y sus fados.
The film is an ode to fado and combines song, dance, and instrumental scenes, weaving together a cinema of music.