Many Portuguese would argue that you can’t truly know their country without hearing and understanding the traditional music.

Fado is the melancholic song of Portugal, usually performed in a dark tavern by a singer and a small band of guitars, violas and basses.

Tonight, you will be welcomed into the soul of Portugal in one of Lisboa’s most emblematic fado locales, where you will enjoy a traditional Portuguese meal and a show.

The performance is a moving and captivating experience, as the music has been used to transmit the longing and loss of the Portuguese people since the early 19th century. By learning about fado you will come to know an important part the country’s complex history.