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Fado, Music of Portugal

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Born along the waterfront, the dramatic songs of Fado speak of life, struggle and passion. The genre originated in Portugal in the early 1800's and quickly took its place as the music of the country. In 2011, UNESCO recognized Fado on its Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Born along the waterfront, the dramatic songs of Fado speak of life, struggle and passion. The genre originated in Portugal in the early 1800's and quickly took its place as the music of the country. In 2011, UNESCO recognized Fado on its Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

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