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    "Fado characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. However, in reality fado is simply a form of song which can be about anything, but must follow a certain structure. The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word saudade a word describing a sentiment. The word "pine", sharing the same root as the Portuguese word "pena" (which has evolved to express the feeling of being sorry for someone) seems to describe the meaning of the word saudade only in very crude terms as a feeling of nostalgia, or longing, which is agreed by translators not to be an accurate description. Furthermore, because the word "pine" is actually a verb in English whilst saudade is simply a noun, any translation using these two words would be inaccurate. Some enthusiasts claim that fado's origins are a mixture of African slave rhythms with the traditional music of Portuguese sailors and Arabic influence. /from: Wikipedia

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The best non-touristic fado restaurant in Lisbon?

In or outside Alfama ;-)

1 Lasse Lasse Lasse Apr 12, 2010 2:55pm

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