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Festival de Fado

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Festival de Fado

Tickets from R$ 50 to R$ 120

Date 17 Aug 2013-18 Aug 2013

Open Sat 9pm; Sun 7.30pm

Avenida das Americas 5300, Barra da Tijuca

Telephone (21) 2249 1598

Despite sharing the same language and deeply interconnected histories, Brazil and Portugal can seem worlds away when it comes to their respective cultures. To address that, and as part of the Portugal in Brazil season, the Festival de Fado offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about the European settlers' traditional music, characterized by a melancholy poetry and mournful sound that only the Portuguese could have invented.

Barra's huge Cidade das Artes will host presentations from three big names in the current fado scene - Mariza, António Zambujo and Ana Moura (who appears with a special guest, the Brazilian rapper Criolo) - and a Fado celebration, open to a public outside of Europe for the first time, showing exhibits and documents from the Portugal’s Museu do Fado, based in Lisbon.

Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors
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