Fado (destiny, fate) is a music genre which can be traced to the 1820s in Portugal. It's form of music is characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word saudade which symbolizes the feeling of loss (a permanent, irreparable loss and its consequent life lasting damage). On November 27, 2011, Fado was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. (source: Wikipedia)
If you are not familiared with this kind of music, check this video of Mariza, maybe the greatest voice of the 'modern' Fado.
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