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Fado eco shopper

The eco bags are reusable shopping bags, very practical, which can be used again and again. Despite its ability to carry 10 kg, they have a weight of only 35 g. Ideal for transporting in your suitcase.
Approximate measurements: closed bag 7x12cm; open bag 43x52cm.

Prod.: Fado eco shopper

5,95 €

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SKU: 20208 Category: Collections: .

A shawl, a guitar, a voice and a heartfelt emotion: these are the ingredients of “Fado”, the celebrated form of music that captures what it is to be Portuguese!

“Fado music is the heart of the Portuguese soul. It is undoubtedly the oldest urban folk music in the world. Some say it came as a dance from Africa in the 19th century and was adopted by the poor in the streets of Lisbon. Or perhaps it started at sea as the sad, melodic songs influenced by the sound of the waves by homesick sailors and fishermen (…)”.

The essential element of “Fado” music is “saudade”, a Portuguese word that translates roughly by longing or nostalgia for unrealized dreams. For Portuguese emigrants “Fado” is an expression of homesickness of the place they left behind.

“Fado”, Lisbon’s mournful song of loss and the Portuguese most traditional music genre, was added to UNESCO’s list of World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. According to UNESCO, intangible heritage includes traditions and skills passed on within cultures.

The UNESCO’s committee of experts, praised Fado as an “example of good practices” that should be followed by other countries.
On its website, UNESCO describes Fado as the ”urban popular song of Portugal”.

Weight46 g