We had a local shop owner recommend we go to Fado in Chiado, to experience the lament filled sound of Portugal. It's an hour long show, in a small hall, with two singers, and two guitar players. Frankly for me it lacked any of the romance I had expected. I really enjoy seeing local music in it's natural environment, and Fado in Chiado is not Fado's natural environment, with lines of seating, crazy led lighting, and a powerpoint style slideshow. It's felt like a performance in a school hall not an echo of Portugal's heritage.
Now as I said in the title, it's not my cup of tea in terms of how I like to enjoy music. However the music itself was good, an interesting insight into the national identity of Portugal. I thought the Portuguese Guitar player was particularly excellent.
It's fairly good value, 40 Euro for two people. However I would still suggest trying to find a small, smokey bar and see Fado in it's natural habitat!
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October 1, 2013
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Only to clarify that the ticket price is 16€ per person, so 2 tickets are 32€.
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