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Welcome Reception

June 7th, 2017 – 19:00

Venue: Hotel St. Marinha
Phone: +351 253511249
Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães – Small Luxury Hotels
Largo Domingos Leite de Castro, Lugar da Costa, 4810-011, Guimarães
GPS: Lat: N 41 26.593; Long: W 8 16.591

Grupo de Fados, FEUP

Fado is a portuguese music genre dating back to the 1800’s. The word itself means destiny or fate and although its roots cannot be precisely traced, it is deeply related to the feeling of Saudade, or “longing”, infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia.
Grupo de Fados from FEUP is an academic group who interprets Student Fado, a variant of the traditional Fado, that was born in Coimbra in the 1950’s. This genre incorporates the Portuguese academic tradition and all musicians wear the academic outfit, comprising of a dark robe, cape and leggings.

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