5 Fado Facts (and the best places in Portugal to experience it) | via The Huffington Post | 12/09/2013 Fado is traditional folk music popular in the Lisbon area of Portugal. Melancholy by nature, the music includes instruments like guitars and mandolins with one Fadista singing poetic lyrics related to darker elements of love, death and sadness. The music may, however, occasionally include some humor. If your late season travel includes Portugal, be sure sure your experience includes Fado.
"Playing in the street to survive! My reverence to the aged! but not dead! This man, playing in the street, would have near 80 years old! I ask for him if I can do a shot and he, blind, with a great smile said: YES! He played for me one old "fado"! With difficulty I didn't cry!" photo and caption by Carlos de Matos on flickriver