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  • n. Plural form of fadista.


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  • Singers called fadistas performed the songs in brothels, saloons, street corners, and in poor Lisbon areas.

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  • Ao todo, passarão pelo 28 (Martim Moniz/Prazeres) 65 fadistas e 23 músicos (12 guitarras e 11 violas).

    Fado no Eléctrico 28 / Fado on Tram 28

  • (Soundbite of applause) Jose Matoso is the maitre d ', the emcee, and one of the fadistas.

    Portuguese Fado and a Few Dirty Tables

  • They consider traditional fadistas like us to be poorly educated and not refined enough to be presentable in other places.

    Portuguese Fado and a Few Dirty Tables

  • He didn't push toward the tearful, cathartic peaks of female fadistas like Mariza.

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  • By happy coincidence the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music had scheduled two nights of fado that began Friday with a concert featuring the United States debut of Camané, 44, a major star in Portugal who is one of his generation's leading fado singers, or fadistas.

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  • The great Amalia Rodrigues, who died in 1999, remains the music's primary icon, and the wave of promising new fadistas who've surfaced over the past decade all face the unenviable challenge of trying to escape her long shadow.

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  • She shot to fame 10 years ago when she sang on a television broadcast marking the passing of Amlia Rodrigues, perhaps the most beloved of fadistas.

    California Chronicle

  • After Varela's set, the doors are thrown open for a break, and then a few other fadistas follow.


  • For the best fadistas, or singers, head to the old neighborhood known as the Alfama district, where restaurants offer live performances without stages or microphones.



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