7PM – complimentary wine and appetizers
8PM – fado performance
CASA DE FADO
Come experience the achingly beautiful Portuguese folk music, fado, in a setting worthy of the sound! Viva Portugal will transform The Zeiterion stage into an intimate and soulful fado cafe featuring a performance by California-based fadistas Angela Brito and David Garcia, with a special guest appearance by Portugal’s Sofia Ribeiro. No fado club would be complete without food and drink, so please come early to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and savory bites sampling before the show. All proceeds benefit Discovery Language Academy and Zeiterion Performing Arts Center This event is generously sponsored by Luso-American Financial.
Wine generously provided by
“Portugal’s soulful national soundtrack fado (literally: “fate” or “destiny”) is their version of the blues, marked by vocals dripping with heartache accompanied by a Portuguese 12-string guitar. Originating in the 19th century and influenced by Moorish songs, each eruptive ballad evokes the Portuguese emotion of saudade–a yearning or longing for something lost.”