Saturday December 14 at 5pm

Dec 14 5:00 pm

Music Matters: Portuguese Fado with Sonia Bettencourt


Guitarras do Atlantico

   Manuel Leite, guitarra portuguesa 
   Viriato Ferreira, viola de fado 
   Michael Haffenen, viola baixo

In what has become a much beloved tradition, Sonia Bettencourt and Guitarras do Atlantico return to delight us with a December Fado performance.

Fado is the folk music of Portuguese urban cafés and the ancient ports. It's a haunting, propulsive, wistful amalgam of Portuguese, Iberian, North African Arab and black, Moorish, Roma, and Atlantic islands roots. This is more than just the music of the Portuguese soul – it has won over the entire world. Fadista Sonia Bettencourt is a compelling, distinctive a voice for this music, as are the three first-rate instrumentalists of Guitarras do Atlantico. A fado afternoon like this is a must!

Tickets $20

Age 18 and under admitted free. For advance ticket sales click here.

Cash, check & credit card accepted at the door.

No reserve seats; seating is first come, first served. Doors open 1/2 hour before start of event.


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