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Amália Rodrigues Centenary


Diana Vilarinho | Fado on the Waterfront

July 4 . CCB
Fado is meant to be felt,
not understood,
or explained.
- Amália Rodrigues

An interactive museum to see, hear and feel Fado - Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Discover centuries of history and personalities that still reinvent and keep this heritage alive today. Visit us.

Get to know who sings, who plays and the history that unites all of us.

Personality of the Week
João Linhares Barbosa

15 July, 1893 - 19 August, 1965


A key figure in the Fado universe, his extant poetic work consists of roughly 3,000 verses. His lifetime struggle on behalf of Fado – namely of its settings and protagonists, together with his huge poetic talent, granted him the epithet “Prince of Poets”. He was one of the most important Popular Fado Poets.

Other Documents about João da Mata


Fado Guide
Fado in the Streets of Lisbon
The Museum on Social Media


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