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Ramana Vieira ~ Fado Concert
September 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fort Bragg Library
Fado—The Soul of Portuguese Music
Fado music is commonly regarded as simply a form of song which can be about anything, but must follow a certain traditional structure. Characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, Fado music is infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia. Loosely taken from the Portuguese word saudade, or “longing”, Fado represents a loss, especially a permanent, irreparable loss and its lifelong damage. Its origins are traceable to 1820s Lisbon but may have started much earlier, but due to its generational, passed down from family to family aspect, there isn’t much known about the true origins of this style of music.
Ramana Vieira—Soul of Fado Music
Ramana Vieira, American born to Portuguese immigrants, was exposed to traditional Fado music at a young age and continued her love of the music to adulthood. She attended The American Conservatory Theatre to enhance her musical abilities and, after a trip to Portugal where she had the opportunity to perform with local Fado performers, she embraced her roots and the Fado style of music.
Ramana will be performing at Fort Bragg Library, September 9, 2017 at 2 pm. She will be accompanied by Ela Polak on violin, Brad Bivens on guitar, and Steve Fowler on bass. Please join us for this special, free concert.
Concert sponsored by Friends of the Fort Bragg Library.