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2012/11/14

Fado with a online guide

A year after having been declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, Lisboa’s song will feature an online guide dedicated exclusively to this musical genre.

Featuring on the Fado Museum website - www.museudofado.pt - the Online Fado Guide will allow users to browse performance venues of professional and amateur Fado in Lisboa, enabling a virtual visit of the Fado Museum, Amalia Rodrigues Foundation, Fado Houses, guitar crafting workshops, fado events in the city, among other initiatives.

The creation of this guide is part of the plan to safeguard Fado’s application as Intangible World Heritage submitted to UNESCO and will allow much greater access to the the universe of Lisboa’s song, from anywhere in the world.

There are also other ongoing Fado promotional activities, such as an archive network to digitalise Fado phonograms, which should be completed in 2014, and the reclassification of fado houses of Lisboa.

With the elevation of Fado to Intangible Heritage of Humanity and the growing public interest in this unique musical genre in the world, the Fado Museum, home of Lisboa’s song, has seen its number of visitors rise by 60 percent.


Contacts:
Museu do Fado
Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, N.º 1
1100-139 Lisboa
Tel +351 218 823 470
Fax +351 218 823 478
Email
museudofado@egeac.pt
http://www.museudofado.pt
http://roteiro.museudofado.pt/
https://www.facebook.com/museudofado
https://www.facebook.com/Fado.Patrimonio


Source: Lisboa Inside


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