Fado (Portuguese: destiny, fate) is a music genre which can be traced from the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. In popular belief, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. However, in reality fado is simply a form of song which can be about anything, but must follow a certain structure.The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word saudade which means to miss or to long for someone or something. 
Inspiration pictures downloaded from http://www.flickr.com. Thanks to the photographers.
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