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Fado and the Place of Longing: Loss, Memory and the City


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Fado, often described as 'urban folk music' emerged from the streets of Lisbon in the mid-nineteenth century and went on to become Portugal's 'national' music during the twentieth. It is known for its strong emphasis on loss, memory and nostalgia within its song texts, which often refer to absent people and places. One of the main lyrical themes ...

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