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Fado (Portuguese: destiny, fate) is a music genre which can be traced to the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. In popular belief, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. However, in reality fado is simply a form of song which can be about anything, but must follow a certain structure.

The music is usually linked to thePortuguese word saudade which symbolizes the feeling of loss (a permanent, irreparable loss and its consequent life lasting damage)

.Amália RodriguesCarlos do CarmoMarizaMafalda Arnauth, and Cristina Branco are amongst the most famous individuals associated with the genre.

 

 

 

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