Watch this short film about Portuguese Fado, the song of Lisbon and Portugal, a song open to the sea and to the world. Take a look at Fado Museum site too! Next saturday Portuguese will know if Fado makes the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity!
"This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.(Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, UNESCO, 2003, (Article 2, line 1)
In June 2010 the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa presented the application of Fado to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO), a project created to implement an integrated safeguarding programme for the heritage of Fado.
This project’s main goal is to include Fado in the 2011 Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and this decision will be taken at the 6th meeting of the International Committee that will be held in November 2011."