Fado is currently a world wide known symbol of Portugal, being
represented for many years in foreign countries by Amália Rodrigues,
and more recently by Ana Moura, Mariza and Katia Guerreiro, among
The April 1974 Revolution instituted a democratic State in Portugal,
founded on the assumption of the integration of public liberties,
respect and guaranty of individual rights with the inherent opening of a
more active civic, political and social participation to citizens.
This fado is closely linked to the academic traditions of the University of Coimbra
and is exclusively sung by men; both the singers and musicians wear the
academic outfit (traje académico): dark robe, cape and leggings.
There’s a theory that says the Portugese Guitar appears in
Europe as the instrument that accompaned a Congolese dance called
"Lundum". Meanwhile it was imported to Brazil an then influenced the
Have you by any chance ever been inquisitive enough to have visited the
museum of the city of Lisbon? If you have you would certainly have had
the opportunity of enjoying this beautiful painting entitled "Fado".