Portuguese Fado: Sofia Ramos in Lisbon’s Baixo Chiado

Fado, roughly translated as ‘fate’ in English, is a type of music that started in Portugal in the early 19th century. A little like the better known Flamenco, the music traditionally shows an outpouring of grief, melancholy or bitterness and therefore many Fado artists sing about love and loss (saudade in Portuguese) More recently, Fado has undergone a…