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Fados: Traditional Music from Portugal
 
 
Venue: Global Lounge HKU
 
Date: 11 October 2006 
 
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
 

We are pleased to present Alma de Coimbra-Fados e Guitarras. This musical ensemble will perform fados, one of Portugal\'s most successful cultural exports.

Fado is a musical genre that emerged in Portugal in the second half of thenineteenth century. There are two distinct traditions: the fado of Lisbonand the fado of Coimbra.

The fado of Coimbra is a lyrical performance tradition integrated within the academic life of the medieval University of Coimbra. The protagonists are primarily male students, alumni and professors from Coimbra University.  Their performances constitute a basic ingredient in the city\'s annual academic rituals.

Accompaniment is provided by guitarra, a kind of cittern with a pear-shaped soundboard and six courses of strings, and viola, an acoustic guitar with six metal strings.

Date: 11 October, Wednesday
Time: 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Venue: Global Lounge

FREE ADMISSION - ALL ARE WELCOME!

 
 
     
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