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

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


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


(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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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.
Finally, Catarina Cardeal, the Torontobased fado singer who had sung Ines, was unable to continue with the project.
Fado is unique to Portugal, a genre of popular music that's like blues in its emphasis on love, longing and loss.
Earlier this year, she took Hess for his first visit, and they dropeped by the fado museum in Lisbon.
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.
9) Some satirists criticized the Salvacao Barreto project through parody of the lyrics of recognizable fados.
Nostalgia for the pre-Republican Mouraria reappears in the fados novos of the 1940s-60s as subversive criticism of the Estado Novo's dream of progress.
I can cite two fados that engage critical discourse of the Salvacao Barreto programme in unmasked language: 'Adeus, Mouraria' and 'Mataram a Mouraria'.
Following is a list of the Metascores for this week's opening movies: Limited Releases: 12, written and directed by Nikita Mikhalkov - Metascore = 76 Everlasting Moments, directed by Jan Troell - Metascore = 75 Fados, directed by Carlos Saura - Metascore = 66 Tokyo