Mar 22

Portuguese Music that isn’t Fado: Deolinda

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Portuguese Music that isn't Fado


Don’t misunderstand, we love Fado: it’s beautiful, and it speaks so well to the Portuguese soul. But sometime is seems like Fado is the only Portuguese music around, which just isn’t true.

Here is “Um Contra o Outro” (One Against the Other) by Deolinda, a young band that mixes the traditional with the irreverent.

It’s a great song for spring, as well. The chorus says (paraphrase):

Get out of the house,

Come with me

Out into the street,

Come on!

Forget your responsibilities.

No matter how much you might win,

You lose the most if you stay in!

2 Responses to “Portuguese Music that isn’t Fado: Deolinda”

  1. From Isabelle Durand:

    Hi, where can I buy a digital copy of this song? Thank you,

    Posted on May 20, 2017 at 00:34 #
    • From VisitingPortugal:

      You can find it on iTunes, along with the rest of the album “Dois Selos e um Carimbo”. Happy listening!

      Posted on May 20, 2017 at 02:40 #

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