The two-day festival will see concerts by Carminho and Ana Moura, as well as a cycle of conferences, exhibitions and audiovisual screenings.
Barcelona has always been fond of fado, a musical form that is considered to be the ultimate expression of Portuguese melancholy, and many of the top names in the genre have appeared both in concert and in local festivals, including the Mil·lenni and Guitar BCN festivals. But fado is about to raise its profile in the city to new levels on 2 September with the first ever Festival de Fado de Barcelona, an initiative by promoters Alto e Bom Som and Everything is New. The Fado Festival that took place in Madrid in July already found great popular success.
This first edition of the festival will be a small-scale event though it will probably grow over time. For now there will be daily performances at Sala Barts on 2 and 3 September, featuring Carminho on Saturday and Ana Moura on Sunday. Both concerts are scheduled to begin at 8.30pm. But there's more – Barcelona's Maritime Museum will be hosting a series of parallel activities including an exhibition on fado in Portuguese art, two film screenings and a conference on fado as an art form by Pedro Felix on Sunday. To attend these events you must buy a ticket for at least one of the concerts.
You'll find additional information on the festival website. To buy tickets for the concerts by Carminho and Ana Moura click on this link.
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