Fado and the Place of Longing: Loss, Memory and the City

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Music - 245 pages
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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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Contents

Mythology Ontology Ideology Fadology
13
The Role of the City in Fado
79
Memory Witnessing
97
New Citizens of the Fadista World
135
Tudo Isto Ainda E Fado? Fado as Local and Global Practice
177
Bibliography
217
Discography
229
Videography
235
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About the author (2010)

Richard Elliott teaches at the International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University. He has published on Portuguese fado, Latin American nueva canci=n, music and consciousness, and the work of Bob Dylan. He is currently working on a co-authored book on ritual, remembrance and recorded sound.

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