Fado is a music genre which can be traced to the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins.

Fado, a mournful song and the Portuguese most traditional music genre, was added Sunday to UNESCO’s list of World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. According to UNESCO, intangible heritage includes traditions and skills passed on within cultures.

Fado e a Guitarra portuguesa

Tiled Fado Guitar - only the Portuguese would tile a guitar, lol!

Retro poster / brochure by talented Rita Neves from the Portugal. Enjoy!

Retro poster / brochure by talented Rita Neves - PT

A Severa, fado movie poster 1931

A Severa, fado movie poster 1931 // Portugal

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"Fado do Cigarro" by portuguese illustrator Stuart Carvalhais

Amalia Rodrigues (by Bauduge Jouineau / 1948) Rare poster for Amalia Rodrigues, the most famous "Fado" singer

Jouineau BAUDUGE – Vintage poster – Rare poster for Amalia Rodrigues, the most famous "Fado" singer

fados vintage poster

Postcrossing postcard from Portugal

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