Fado is generally perceived as sad music. As in blues, folks at one time exorcised the sadness of lost love by continually reminding themselves of it until they were sick of it. And thus it disappeared and one’s life could continue. Magic.
Today we’re in the crowded arena with the “Don’t worry. Be happy” posters lining the padded walls. Remembrance? There’s an app for that.
Fado, even, has taken off in a new direction. Forget all your troubles and cares (the bailout is coming!), make sure at least one foot is free to tap, and listen:
Like it? You can buy the CD: Dois Selos E Um Carimbo