Keeping the Fado Tradition Alive: Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa (Goa) to host the annual Fado De Goa Contest

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Photography Exhibition of a selection of rare portraits from Pantaleão Fernandes’ recent coffee table book – Goa: Rare Portraits – will be on display at Institute Menezes Braganza 

 

 

Goa Khabar: The tenth edition of the Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa (Goa) will host its annual ‘Fado De Goa Contest’ a fado singing competition on 5th of December at Institute Menezes Braganza hall in Panjim.

The first ever fado singing competition which was held in 2013 saw a lot of young talent emerge. In an effort to encourage the beautiful art form, Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa (Goa) collaborates with Institute Menezes Braganza to host the fado singing competition.

The competition will have three categories; 10 to 15 years, 16 to 21 years of age and above 22 years. Workshops will be held by Fadista Sonia Shirsat and Prof. Delfim Correia Da Silva to prepare the talented performers for the grand finale.

Fado, the traditional Portuguese music genre and art form can be traced back to the early 1800s. Fado has been a part of Goa’s art and music for long and the experience in the last three editions of the contest has brought forward a few potential fadistas.

Simultaneously, Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa (Goa) will also host a Photography Exhibition of a selection of rare portraits from Pantaleão Fernandes’ recent coffee table book – Goa: Rare Portraits – which will be on display at Institute Menezes Braganza hall. The exhibition will be on from 5th to 7thDecember.

Photographer Pantaleão Fernandes’s book ‘Goa: Rare Portraits’ is a glimpse into the rural and tribal culture of the state. The book is a collection of over 80photographs that Pantaleao Fernandes shot over the years, and offers an insight into the rural and tribal culture of Goa through its native communities, residing in its forests. Pantaleao self publishes his books.

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