Fado Music Description

Fado music is a typical form of Portuguese singing that is often played in pubs, cafés or restaurants. Considered Portuguese musical patrimony.This music genre has much earlier origins but is generally placed as being originated in the 1820's in Portugal. Fado is generally known for how expressive in nature it is, as well as being profoundly melancholic. Typical fado ensemble is: one singer, 2 Portuguese Guitars (= Guitarra), one Acoustic Guitar (= Viola), one Acoustic Bass (= Viola-baixo)


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