Fado and the Place of Longing: Loss, Memory and the City
Fado, often described as 'urban folk music', emerged from the streets of Lisbon in the mid-19th century and went on to become Portugal's 'national' music during the 20th. Here, Richard Elliott considers the ways in which fado songs bear witness to the city of Lisbon in relation to the construction and maintenance of the local.
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