|Exhibition: Fado Heritage of Humanity||
Fado is without doubt Portugal's best known musical export and has
produced singers of worldwide acclaim from Amália Rodrigues to Mariza.
To celebrate Fado’s recently acquired status as ‘UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ Canning House will host an exhibition dedicated to this most Portuguese of genres. The exhibition is presented by the Portuguese Olympic Committee, The City of Lisbon and the Museum of Fado, Lisbon.
As part of Fado’s candidature the exhibition has been shown in UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters, The Museum of Fado in Lisbon and other locations around Portugal. Now it is London’s turn, and what better time to showcase this facet of Portuguese culture than during the Olympics!
The exhibition consists of 40 panels and other topic related items. The panels include graphics, text and listening posts detailing the history of Fado from its very beginning in the 19th Century right through to the present day. Each panel has text in English, French and Portuguese.
Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, 30th July – 15th August 2012, | Canning House, 2 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PJ | Free Admission
For those unable to make it during Canning House's opening times, we will be shortly announcing guided out of hours tours to fit around your schedules.