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Musiques & Musiciens Du Monde
Musique Traditionelle Du Portugal


Beira Baixa Province

1 The Rendez-vous / Le Rendez-vous (Cançao De Embalar) 2:05
Choir [Women], Tambourine [Adufe] - Unknown Artist
2 Lullaby / Berceuse 2:39
Vocals [Woman] - Unknown Artist
3 Macelada (Picking Camomile) 1:57
Vocals [Two Women], Tambourine [Adufe] - Unknown Artist
4 Christmas Carol / Chant De Noël 4:09
Vocals [Women, Children] - Unknown Artist
5 Sao Joao (Saint John) 2:47
Vocals [Woman], Tambourine [Adufe] - Unknown Artist
6 Desejos (Wishes) 2:17
Vocals - Unknown Artist
7 For The Souls In Purgatory / Pour Les Âmes Du Purgatoire 1:57
Vocals - Unknown Artist

Alentejo Province

8 Aurora Teve Un Menino (Aurora Has Given Birth To A Son) 5:45
Vocals - Unknown Artist
Lisbon Fados / Fados De Lisbonne
9 Os Teus Olhos (Your Eyes) 1:23
Guitar - Raul Nery
Lyrics By [Poem] - Graça Ferreira do Amaral
Music By - Carlos da Maia
Viola - Joaquim do Vale
Viola [Baixo] - Joel Pina
Vocals - Maria Teresa de Noronha
10 A Nossa Rua (Our Street) 2:27
Guitar [Guitarra] - Raul Nery
Lyrics By [Poem] - Antonio Callem
Music By - José Antonio Sabrosa
Viola - Joaquim do Vale
Viola [Baixo] - Joel Pina
Vocals - Maria Teresa de Noronha
11 Fado Corrido 3:25
Guitar [Guitarra] - Avelino do Carmo
Viola - Guilherme Carvalhais
Vocals - Manuel Vicente
Words By - Traditional
12 Meia Noite (Midnight) 3:05
Guitar [Guitarra] - Avelino do Carmo
Viola - Guilherme Carvalhais
Vocals - Manuel Vicente
13 Little Fado / Fado Mineur 4:08
Guitar [Guitarra] - Avelino do Carmo
Lyrics By [Verses] - Traditional
Viola - Guilherme Carvalhais
Vocals - Manuel Vicente
Douro Littoral Province
14 Tirana (The Wild Woman) 3:27
Vocals [Woman], Choir, Percussion, Violin, Guitar [Different Types] - Unknown Artist
15 Um Viva Para Toda A Gente (A Vivat For Everyone) 2:31
Vocals - Unknown Artist
16 Misericordia, Meu Deus (Have Mercy, O Lord) 1:23
Vocals - Unknown Artist
17 Stone-cutter's Song / Chant Des Teilleurs De Pierres 2:06
Vocals - Unknown Artist

Liner Notes: Alain Daniélou

Recorded By:

Hubert de Fraysseix (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 14) ,
Virgilio Pereira (tracks: 7, 15 to 17)
Now one of the comparatively less prosperous nations of Europe, Portugal was once a great maritime and imperial power, and that history has left linguistic and cultural traces in Africa, South America and the Far East; Madeira and the Azores are still Portuguese territory.  Continental Portugal's borders have been stable since the 13th Century, and although modernisation is making the country more uniform, and changing traditional lifestyles, there is still considerable cultural diversity among the different regions.  From 1926 to 1974, Portugal was governed by the longest enduring of all Fascist regimes; as the annotator and field recordist Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco points out, the Estado Novo sought to promote an image of the country, to itself and the outside world alike, as "a predominantly rural community happily immersed in its traditions," and used folk music as one of its means to this end.  It is perhaps not surprising that for many years there was considerable hostility towards folclore among intellectuals and musicologists.


It will be obvious that Portugal sustains a rich variety of traditional music, some of it still an integral part of a traditional way of life, some of it the result of conscious processes of preservation, and some of it partaking of both attributes.  It also seems evident that, whatever dubious attempts at political co-option were made in the past, traditional music, revivalist and otherwise, is an important marker of both national and regional identities.  I'm well aware, of course that, in fulfilling those roles, Portuguese traditional music must have political dimensions and implications, which are doubtless of considerable importance to the democratic regimes that have happily succeeded the long rule of the military; but it seems likely that the mechanisms by which ideology interacts with folklore are considerably healthier and more respectful now than in former times.  It's also clear that, both for their variety and their quality, Portugal's folk musics are among the most interesting and enjoyable to be heard in Europe.
Chris Smith

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thanks for the music Lemmy :)

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