Monday, June 13 2011
The familiar fado themes of love, loss, uncertainty, grief, pain, and disquiet are all hymned, while the city of Lisbon acts as a metaphor for other cities of the heart.
Thursday, March 31 2011
From the fado taverns of Alfama to the legendary cafes of Chaida, the Global Prowlers explore Western Europe´s most welcoming city. "What a happening, undiscovered city," I said to Clare as we walked back to our hostel. "Do you think we could move to Lisbon?"
Tuesday, May 4 2010
Another excellent showcase for Moura's art. Backed by Custódio Castelo's subtle guitar, she evokes a number of fado's most important elements: its sense of melancholy, of fatalism, and of itself.
Sunday, November 8 2009
Moving back and forth through memory and time, these essays act like a vehicle moving through historical, mental and natural landscapes.
Thursday, August 27 2009
Canção ao Lado is fado music that grins at moody aesthetes and applauds practicality and humour.
Wednesday, November 5 2008
There's a feeling of power in this album, of adult strength being channeled and directed towards a common goal.
Wednesday, January 2 2008
Ian Nagoski's selection is culturally broad, taking in Buddhist prayers from Laos, a Portuguese fado recorded in 1927, Irish-American piper folk and a prepubescent Swedish boy warbling over a zither.