The melody of fate

“Fado” is the Portugese word for “fate”. It is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. Portugal’s political crisis and potentially being the next domino to fall in Europe, with very uncertain implications for the continent and the world at large, made me think of the fado, which really can be about anything, as long as it follows a certain structure.  I could not find a translation, but Joana Amendoeira’s Fado rosa maria sounds like something one would like to listen to, embracing an uncertain fate…

PS Any Portugese speakers who can help us out with the lyrics ?

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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One Response to The melody of fate

  1. InspiRaoef says:

    I love the Fado. My personal favorite is Christiane Branco but I have been told that people consider Amália Rodrigues as the greatest Fado singer ever.

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