May 16 2019, 8:00pm
Arrival time for the dinner between 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Dinner and Show (Tip included): $70.00
Total including taxes: $85.75
Show only Rate: $22.50
Total including taxes: $30.50
Group rate: Please contact us.
– Le Balcon vous invite à voyager au cœur du Portugal au son de la mélancolie poignante du fado.Musique incontournable du Portugal, le fado, qui signifie littéralement « destin », exprime avec une mélancolie
Le Balcon invites you to experience the beating heart of Portugal – the poignant sound of fado.
Fado – “fate” – is the quintessential music of Portugal. With heartrending melancholy, it expresses saudade, the sense of bittersweet nostalgia for something lost, or desired but never possessed. Born in Lisbon’s working-class bars and cafés in the early 19thth century, this musical genre features deeply emotional singing accompanied by guitar and mandolin. It established itself as the national music of Portugal during the Salazar dictatorship, and it is now recognized as part of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage.
Le Balcon invites you to an evening of soul-stirring sounds with Portuguese-born artist Suzi Silva, who made her musical debut at the age of 11 in a local “house of fado.” Today, her fado is influenced by many different types of music—both contemporary and traditional, from Portugal and elsewhere—and is inflected with jazz, which she studied in Portugal and in Montreal. Silva will be performing from her album Fad’AZZ, including the song “Fado Mestiço – Amanhã,” for which she won the Traditional Performance award at the 2018 International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA).
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