An unprecedented fado for a centenary bookshop

Thursday, October 18, 2018

An exhibition, a conversation, a concert and a children's story, an ode to the most beautiful bookshop in the world. Portuguese Maria do Rosário Pedreira brings her work and her life to Livraria Lello, on October 27 and 28, that will last until World Fado Day, celebrated on November 27, celebrating 7 years since UNESCO declared it what we all already knew to be: Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Livraria Lello, itself an immaterial patrimony of a growing part of humanity that, coming from four corners of the world, visits Porto, reopens doors at night to welcome Maria do Rosário Pedreira and, always for free, all those who admire author and increasingly seek, also after hours, the Livraria Lello as a place of culture. The first moment takes place on Saturday, October 27 at 9:30 p.m., with the opening of an exhibition, followed by a conversation between the prestigious Portuguese author and the journalist Nuno Pacheco (Público), Cultural Journalism Award SPA 2018. The night prolongs and then with concert with Patrícia Costa who will sing in an absolute debut the music that Maria do Rosário Pedreira dedicated exclusively to the most beautiful bookstore in the world, to the Livraria Lello.

This Fado of Livraria Lello is composed by Maria do Rosário Pedreira and Patrícia Costa in "four hands". Since Livraria Lello is a place of freedom and cultural expansion, symbol of the spirit of the people of Porto, it is natural to evocation of a musical expression that is also matricially linked to freedom, resistance and subversion - and to Porto. Because it is too often forgotten, it is important to remember how Fado is not only a thing of Lisbon and Coimbra, but it is also our thing, Porto. In fact, Fado has a unique connection with Porto, based on historical landmarks such as the birth of Portuguese Guitar, the edition of the first Portuguese Guitar Method or, more recently, the first recordings of Fado in Portugal.

The next day, October 28th, the program is still dedicated to the youngest. The author Maria do Rosário Pedreira will share her beautiful children's tale "My first Amália", a biography dedicated to the eternal Portuguese fadista Amália Rodrigues, in session of Time of the Tale in "forest" of Livraria Lello. This program is subject to registration that can be made through a private message on Facebook of Livraria.

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