The Gift #madeinportugal

I'm a big fan of the band The Gift since the very beginning and I realized now that Vinyl has 20 years!!! Time flies!! It is a great album and this song is an example of that. Enjoy it! 🙂

Amália Hoje #madeinportugal

In 2009, ten years after Amália Rodrigues death, four friends decided to honour the Fado singer by recreating some of her songs with an contemporary sonority. They did not know the songs and allowed them to create some beautiful pieces of art. The album, Amália Hoje, is amazing and was the most selling album in... Continue Reading →

Fado (definition)

fa.do   ˈfadu masculin noun from Latin fatum 1. fate; luck; fortune 2. what must necessarily happen; fatality 3. MUSIC portuguese musical style, generaly interpreted with portuguese guitar and classic guitar. Can present a slow tempo associated to the nostalgic tone, in subjects of love or saudade, or a fast tempo associated with the joyful and amusing tone, in subjects of social and... Continue Reading →

Keep up with the tradition

Back in the days when there was no washing machines, clothes used to be washed by women in a specific place by the river or a water fountain. Most of those places disappeared over time, in one hand because the places got distroyed and in other hand because women started working and were doing laundry... Continue Reading →

Theatre for tourists

It's a fact!!!! We have a play 100% in english and just about the portuguese people. When a couple of tourists arrives in Portugal, it's far from thinking that will have an adventure involving characters of Portuguese History. Having a small disagreement the couple will have some help from some icones, like Amália Rodrigues, in... Continue Reading →

The love of Pedro and Inês

The passion of Pedro and Inês de Castro is a true love story that dates from the fourteenth century. Inês de Castro, a Galician noblewoman came to Portugal in 1340, following lady Constance, bride of Prince Pedro. Soon they succumbed to a passion as intense as dangerous. Their love created a strong opposition among Portuguese... Continue Reading →

Keep up with the tradition

Saint Peter is treated as the patron of my village and every year, on the weekend after the 29th of June, is celebrated this religious festivity in Valverde, a small village in the middle of Serra de Aire e Candeeiros. At the end of mass, there is a procession around the town followed be a... Continue Reading →

What we don’t want to see

  The movie «The man who killed Don Quixote», produced by Terry Gilliam (from Monty Python) and the portuguese Ukbar Filmes, was partially filmed in Convento de Cristo, in Tomar, World Heritage Center. RTP 1 (portuguese TV channel) issued an investigation in which was reported some damages while shooting the movie. Among the damages are... Continue Reading →

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