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 a 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!

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