On Friday, August 6, let yourself be transported to the streets and taverns of Lisbon as Linden Place hosts an intimate evening of live Fado Music accompanied by Portuguese inspired food and wines.
Fado is a form of Portuguese urban folk music that grew out of Lisbon in the 19th Century and known for its mournful melodies and lyrics, often about the sea, neighborhoods, or the life of the poor. The fadista, draped in black, sings solemn songs surrounding the theme of ‘saudade,’ meaning nostalgia or melancholia. The whole experience is designed to emotionally move spectators, with many fadistas judging the success of their performances by the number of teary eyes at the end of a song.
The evening begins with passed foods and wines served in the tented courtyard of Linden Place from 6pm-7pm. Then guests are welcomed into the ballroom, set in a traditional club setting, for the musical performance with acclaimed Fadistas, Sandy Batista and Jose Azeverito joined by Abel Lima on viola and Jose Silva on guitar.
Reservations for this memorable night are limited for an intimate experience. Tickets are $65, $60 for Linden Place members and include Portuguese hor d’oeuvres and wines. Tickets can be purchased at www.lindenplace.org or by calling the office at (401)253-0390.