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Fado in the heart of Lisbon

Fado in the heart of Lisbon

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Fado no coração de Lisboa

Born in the historic districts of 19th century Lisbon, as a form of low-income classes’ social interaction and entertainment, Fado was spontaneously sung by everyday life characters, with lyrics that portrayed their experiences, using slangs and jargon.

Nascido nos bairros históricos na Lisboa oitocentista e em contextos populares de lazer e convívio, o Fado era cantado de forma espontânea por personagens do quotidiano e as letras das músicas retratavam sobretudo vivências, recorrendo ao calão e à gíria.

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