Two things relate to each other like twins: Lisbon und Fado. Upon my first visit to the Portuguese capital in 2005 I witnessed an amateur Fado concert in a traditional pub and was instantly spellbound by the soulful and partly melancholic melodys. Since then I try to attend a Fado concert at least once a year. One time it was Telmo Pires, who provoke the unique Fado-sentiment with his songs; some other time it was the “Trio Fado” accomplished by a cellist who fit very well into the ensemble as far as I am concerned.
The Fado’s spirit
Last night, I have to admit that the voice of António de Brito pleased me most. To my mind, gestures and facial expression of António let the Fado’s spirit come alive – impressively authentic and vividly. Even though I can hardly understand some Portuguese phrases I still got the feeling that I could understand what the individual song was about. A really nice and relaxed evening – thanks to the trio respectively quartet.
By the way: According to the program the evening was supposed to start at 6 p.m. with Portuguese food, drinks and the opening of the box office, well, according to German time and German “Pünktlichkeit”. In reality the organization started on 6 p.m. and that’s already part of the relaxed atmosphere I guess.