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The Fado-Jazz Connection

The Center for Music Connections and the Arte Institute present "The Fado-Jazz Connection" - Heart and Soul of Portuguese-U.S. Understanding.

Café Martinho da Arcada
Praça do Comercio, 3 - Lisbon, Portugal
8th October - 8 PM


Fernanda Paulo, Portuguese fado singer and actress, and Dana Marcine, acclaimed U.S. jazz singer/songwriter, accompanied by their Portuguese guitarist, Múcio Sá, will envelop you in the captivating music of fado and jazz. This music adventure will take you into the heart and soul of culture: Striving for love over isolation; perseverance over fatalism; power over powerlessness.
Fado and Jazz express universal human desires for love, respect, and justice, borne by the disenfranchised lacking economic and political power. Through their music, each group achieved recognition and a social voice that could never again be silenced. Interludes by Carlos Machado and Christine Nielsen will provide context for these discoveries.
This enchanting evening will demonstrate the shared human qualities and fundamental connections between us – the heart and soul of Portuguese-U.S. understanding.


Dana Marcine’s
repertoire includes jazz standards and originals. Many of Dana’s originals can be heard on Pandora Radio at Dana Marcine Radio. “So Unexpected”, her latest recording, prompted outstanding reviews.

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Fernanda Paulo
is a Portuguese singer and actress. Departing from Fado and its themes, Fernanda Paulo presents theatre and music shows, marked by the multidisciplinary fusion of styles, seeking new paths, without disregarding tradition. Her latest album “Ar de Fado” shows the spirit of the traditional fado. We can find the Portuguese “saudade” and a lot of other strong feelings in her voice.

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Múcio Sá, Musician and Researcher. Graduation in Music (Jazz Guitar) in ESML, Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (IPL 2011). Master in Musical Sciences, Ethnomusicology, Lisbon (2014), since 2013 at Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Carried out field research in Portugal on Fado performance and learning  in 2012-2013, during his master in Musical Sciences, Ethnomusicology. Research interests are cultural politics, musical nationalism, identity, music performance, music education and modernity in Portugal and Brazil.