Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fado Genre of Music in Portugal


postmarked in 2010 with a Portugal hummingbird stamp

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Fado is a music genre which can be traced from 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.

The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word saudade which means to miss or to long for someone or something.

Portugal stamp 2010
Ano Internacional Da Biodiversidade
(International Year of Biodiversity)
Mata Atlantica

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