Fadu Museum
Portugal, Lisboa city

The Fado Museum is dedicated to the national musical "treasure of Portugal" - traditional Portuguese Fado music, a kind of solo lyric song to the accompaniment of a Portuguese guitar. The fado genre is inextricably linked with the history, traditions and culture of the Portuguese people. The Fadu Museum was opened on September 25, 1998, located in Lisbon, in the Alfama quarter. The museum exposition consists of photographs, posters, notes, musical instruments, a rich collection of phonograms, costumes, performing awards, documents, contracts, licenses related to the history of the development of the famous musical genre. Visitors to the museum will get acquainted with the history of the performance of fado in the theater, on the radio, in the cinema and on television, as well as the biography and work of famous fado performers. The halls are equipped with multilingual information panels and audio guides, multimedia sections are equipped with recordings of songs and biographical information about artists and composers. Part of the exhibition is dedicated to the history of the Portuguese guitar, a faithful companion of fado artists. The museum presents the works of famous Portuguese artists Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro, Konstantino Fernandez, Candido Costa Pinto, Joao Vieira, Julio Pomara, dedicated to the Fado genre, as well as the famous painting by Fado by Joseph Mallet. The museum hosts concerts, workshops, seminars and lectures, runs the School Museum, whose educational program consists of Portuguese guitar courses, poetry and fado music. In June 2010, the Lisbon City Council filed an application with UNESCO to include the fado music genre in the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, which was satisfied on November 27, 2011.

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