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  Music in Portugal - IndigoGuide Portugal
In Portugal, music comes in various guises from traditional folk music to rock music, and there are also some important detours to fado and distinctive sounds from the former colonies.
Pedro Abrunhosa is a famous rapper in Portugal and has paved the way for many other groups, with a slightly softer, jazzy vibe than you might expect, and the club scene is full of such music.
Its soul comes from long ago, when Portugal was at the height of its maritime explorations, and its spirit is called saudade, which is very hard to translate but roughly equates to 'beautiful melancholy' or 'heart-rending nostalgia', and the form emerged in poor communities during the 19th century.
www.indigoguide.com /portugal/music.htm   (467 words)

  Music of Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Portugal is internationally known in the music scene for its traditions of fado, a popular form of music that has undergone numerous mutations in the last half of the 20th century.
Fado (fate in Portuguese) arose in Lisbon as the music of the urban poor.
Trás-os-Montes' musical heritage is closely related to the music of Galicia, Cantabria and Asturias.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Portugal   (995 words)

 Portuguese Progressive Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Portugal is one of those countries from which it is difficult to get information from here in Europe.
Their relationship was fruitful and the fusion of music with image was symbiotic.
In early `98 this duo split up friendly due to Simões`s interest in pursuing a purely musical direction, that fused psych/prog head music of the seventies with its present day descendant : electronic drug rave culture of drums and bass and jungle.
progressive.homestead.com /PORTUGALPROG.html   (571 words)

 Music of portugal
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www.portugal-glance.com /Portugal-Lakes/music-of-portugal.html   (190 words)

 The Music of Portugal at cdRoots
Part of a long musical tradition, the Lisbon fado is as integral a part of the city's character and culture as its history, religion and language.
The music of Guinee-Bissau-born artist Eneida Marta is colored by a variety of influences from traditional music: her father's Angolan roots, the Portuguese Diaspora (she is a resident of Lisbon) and a variety of African cultures.
This is vibrant music from one of the under-recorded corners of West African.
www.cdroots.com /portugal.shtml   (2013 words)

 Contemporary Portuguese Culture
Rock and jazz were introduced, political song developed, Lisbon fado and the Coimbra style of singing were revitalized, Portuguese styles of pop and rock evolved, music from the former African colonies and Brazil occupied an increasingly important place in the capital’s musical life and local styles of rap and hip hop emerged.
The boom in musical production in the 1980s and 1990s was accompanied by both the diversification of the musical domains and styles produced and consumed in Portugal and the emergence of new styles which, although intended primarily for Portuguese audiences, are increasingly taking the global market into account.
Several transplanted musical traditions – especially from the former African colonies – are also thriving in Lisbon, and foreign styles such as rap and hip-hop have been adapted locally.
www.instituto-camoes.pt /cvc/contportcult/music.html   (1053 words)

 World Music Glossaries: Styles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Flamenco - Music from Spain which is characterized by fast-paced acoustic guitar rhythms and castanet-clicking dancers.
Gamelan - Indonesian music that is characterized by the striking of gongs in a pattern.
Political and socially conscious in nature, the musical style is generally derived from folk, jazz and classical.
www.insideworldmusic.com /library/blgloss2.htm   (316 words)

 Fado - the music of Portugal
Fado music is the heart of the Portuguese soul.
Fado was the earthy music of taverns and brothels and street corners in Alfama and Mouraria, the old poor sections of Lisbon.
The essential element of fado music is “saudade,” a Portuguese word that translates roughly as longing, or nostalgia for unrealised dreams.
www.btinternet.com /~radical/thefolkmag/fado.htm   (706 words)

 Portugal - Photos, Maps, Videos, Flags, Facts, More -- National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Portugal, with its long Atlantic coast, lies on the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe—the most westerly country on the European mainland.
The land consists of highland forests in the north and rolling lowland in the south.
Established in the 12th century, Portugal came to preside over a vast realm that had its roots in the seafaring expeditions of the 1400s.
plasma.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_portugal.html   (443 words)

 Portugal HQ : Portugal Music
Historical summary of the nation's major composers, musical styles, and contributionsto the repertoire from 1450 through the beginning of the 21st Century.
Music was essential to the life of Old Californio society.
Portugal HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
www.portugalhq.com /portugalmusic/index.php   (810 words)

 Guitarradas de Fado, Music from Portugal, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
João Cardadeiro is a native of Portugal, and emigrated with his mother and sister to the United States in 1956, carrying with him—along with the requisite possessions—a deep love for all things Portuguese, especially music.
He was the musical director for the Rancho Folclorico “A Portuguesa”, and is currently the musical director and bandleader of the Grupo Folclorico “Alma Ribatejana”, a traditional folklore group consisting of 10 musicians and 18 folklore dancers.
Advancing his musical skills very rapidly, by age 9 he started playing for ranchos, and was quickly known as the youngest violinist of all the ranchos on the island of Faial.
www.7colinas.com /Bio.htm   (1706 words)

 Splendid E-zine reviews: The Rough Guide to the Music of Portugal
Portugal's claim to musical fame, the sad, melancholy and syncopated fado, is well represented on this CD.
While traditional styles are heartily expressed on this compilation, there is also a nod to the modern stars of Portugal, including the young Anabela, whose sexy and passionate voice mirrors some of the present Top 40 stars in America.
is like taking a time machine through the various eras of Portuguese music, stopping to reflect on a variety of styles, influences and inventions which have enabled this country's musical scene to flourish through the decades of the 20th century.
www.splendidezine.com /reviews/nov-16-98/rough.html   (210 words)

 World Music Central - Fado music
The fado is normally sung by men or women and accompanied by one Portuguese guitar and one classic guitar, which in Portugal is called viola.
This song reached its golden era in the first half of the 20th century, when the Portuguese dictatorship of Salazar (1926-1968) forced the fado performers to become professional and confined them to sing in the fado houses and the so called "revistas", a popular genre of "vaudeville".
The essential element of fado music is “saudade,” a Portuguese word that translates roughly as longing, or nostalgia for unrealized dreams.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /staticpages/index.php/fado   (848 words)

  V arious Artists, The Rough Guide to the Music of Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Like the others in the Rough Guide series did for other musical styles and regions, this CD documents the variety and quality of the music from Portugal by presenting a very full cornucopia of both traditional and modern music.
The highlight of this CD, though, -- and of Portuguese music, in general -- is the presentation of the traditional song-form known as the fado.
To anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of Mediterannean and Europe music will be well-rewarded in checking out this, this CD will come as a beautiful surprise.
www.greenmanreview.com /rough_guide_to_portugal.html   (693 words)

 Portugal - The Arts and Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Portugal's greatest poet since Camões is Fernando Pessoa.
The fado is a type of music that is similar to the blues in North America.
In Portugal, tiles are artistically decorated with tin glazed colours, clay, religious designs, vegetation, mosaics and marble.
www.cp-pc.ca /english/portugal/arts.html   (320 words)

 Portugal and Spain
The music here is a wonderful mix of cultures even at its most traditional, and Uxia and her talented producer and musicians push these traditions to the breaking point.
While most of these projects are made to enhance the music of one locale with the influences of another (flamenco with a Moroccan groove; rai with a Spanish flair, etc), this band seems to have created a new music that exists outside of any one geographic boundary.
The music is an elusive mix of Algerian and Moroccan sounds, Spanish and Medieval folk music and of course, flamenco and its cousins.
www.rootsworld.com /rw/feature/spain.html   (2737 words)

 Music of Portugal: Fados and More - Slipcue E-Zine
The music of the mother country, however, is a little less well-known.
For the last couple of centuries, Portugal's economic fortune has paled in comparison to its old competitors, and during the growth of recorded popular music, there has been a corresponding lack of centrality.
Gradually, he became more and more politicized, and was a key cultural figure in Portugal's 1974 revolution, which led to both a new government and to the abandonment of Portugal's lingering colonial empire.
www.slipcue.com /music/international/lusophone/luso_portugal.html   (2474 words)

 Music - Culture - Portugal - Europe
Musical expression is an important part of Portuguese culture.
Especially influential is the country’s rich heritage of folk music, the origins of which can be traced to medieval troubadours.
Today, the distinctive musical art form of fado remains popular, especially in urban areas.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/portugal/culture/music.htm   (99 words)

 Placement Office: School of Music: Indiana University
The 6th International Festival and Competition of Musical Personalities Composer Competition will be held October 6-8 and October 17th, 2006 at Lodz, Poland.
The 2007 Eckhardt-Gramatte Music Competition for Piano will be held at the Brandon University School of Music in Brandon, Manitoba.
Music Theatre competitors shall have four (4) selections from the standard stage repertoire ready for presentation.
www.music.indiana.edu /admin/placement/competitions.shtml   (1249 words)

 Amazon.com: Fado Em Mim: Music: Mariza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If the legendary singer Amália Rodrigues is the queen of fado, the national song genre of Portugal, this debut by Mariza announces her coronation as its crown princess of the 21st century.
Mariza is an extraordinary figure who sings "Fado", the soul(ful) music of Portugal with a range of technical virtuosity and emotional authenticity that is breath-taking.
This music is utterly captivating, and she sings it with impeccable taste that is properly respectful of tradition yet expansive and contemporary.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000063ITF?v=glance   (1325 words)

 Dirty Linen #70: Musica del Norte
The folk music of northern Spain, and its neighbor, northern Portugal, is a vibrant and fascinating combination of native traditions, borrowings from Celtic music, and re-interpretations of medieval artistry.
The influence and inspiration of Celtic revival music in this mixture is an obvious fact, but these musicians don't dwell on it or let it distract them from presenting their own, Asturian music.
They are like a Galician version of Ireland's Chieftains; they have played their music on stages around the world, recorded more than a dozen albums as a band, composed and performed several film soundtracks, and constantly sought ways to improve Galician music.
www.dirtynelson.com /linen/feature/70norte.html   (1180 words)

 Putumayo Presents Afro-Portuguese Odyssey
The music of Portugal's former colonies in Africa - Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique - combines elements of African, Portuguese, and Brazilian music to create some of the most exquisite music the world has to offer.
Featuring some of the most important figures in contemporary African music as well as many discoveries who aren't yet known outside their homeland, An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey captures the magic of a unique musical world.
Putumayo's first collection of Afro-Portuguese music, the 1999 release Cape Verde, has become one of the label's biggest-selling and most beloved titles.
www.putumayo.com /cd_africa/afro_port.html   (141 words)

 Amazon.com: Rough Guide: The Music of Portugal: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tiny Portugal has a distinguished music heritage that outstrips its diminutive size, the centerpiece of which is the Fado.
The centrepiece of the CD, the fado, is musical lyricism at its most polished and poignant, songs of bittersweet yearning and nostalgia, or as the Portuguese say, "saudade".
Music for the pathless path : an invitation to open minds...
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000009Q7L?v=glance   (996 words)

 Visiting Arts | Latest news | Atlantic Waves exploratory music from Portugal, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Following the highly successful festivals of the past three years, Atlantic Waves 2004 continues to host the largest ever celebration of Portuguese music, outside of Portugal itself.
Once again, Atlantic Waves features many of Portugal 's most distinguished artists performing a breathtaking variety of music, ranging from contemporary fado to experimental electronica, alternative pop to ethno/folk and upfront club music.
Many of the featured artists will be performing in the UK for the first time.
www.visitingarts.org.uk /news/04aug_atlanticwaves.html   (157 words)

 ARC Music Productions International - World Music Site - Portugal
Music and songs from Coimbra, central Portugal, have their own regionally distinct style and flavour.
Fado music has become more and more popular in the last few years.
The traditional music and dances of Portugal are among the most thriving and abundant in Europe.
www.arcmusic.co.uk /int/index.php/cPath/54   (705 words)

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 Early music and baroque music news, Portugal
The annual early music courses 'Casa de Mateus' will take place this summer from August 1 to 9, at Vila Real, Portugal.
This edition of early music concerts will focus on the French Baroque, especially on the repertoire of the Courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV.
The feminine vocal ensemble 'Mora Vocis', a group of soloist feminine voices, will perform the next the 15th of November at 21:30 hours, in the church 'Da Graça', Santarèm, in the Early Music Festival of the city.
www.goldbergweb.com /en/news/portugal   (140 words)

 The Connection.org : Fado
Although it's claimed now as quintessentially Portugese, a kind of Lisbon blues, the music's mournful yearning for home and lost love may have its roots in Africa, swept in on trading ships that used to fill the port cities of a 17th century world power.
It is therefore utterly appropriate that the women who's touted as the next diva of Fado, comes herself from Africa, born there in the last days Mozambique was a still a Portugese colony.
A trip to the rain-slick seaside cobbled streets of Lisbon, and the music of Fado, with Mariza.
www.theconnection.org /shows/2002/04/20020410_b_main.asp   (195 words)

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