Portuguese music: Portugal is more than Fado

Photo: Rita Carmo

When people think of Portuguese music Fado is usually what comes to mind. Millions of people heard about Amália Rodrigues and, recently, other names have taken center stage: Mariza, Ana Moura and Carminho, for example. What a lot of people don’t know is that Fado is not really representative of typical / folk music in all parts of Portugal. I’ll be exploring that with the “Monday music” posts and bringing you different types of Portuguese music.

Today, I’m sharing a song from a Portuguese band called Deolinda. Some of their songs may have a hint of Fado (and some of the attitude, as well) but they’re a mix of several genres, really. This song is from their first album and on the video you’ll see not the stereotypical Lisbon scenarios, but a bit of the Lisbon suburbs.
Hope you like it!

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