Dark Fado

Heritage + Literature + Contemporary = Dark Fado

COSMOBLACK offers Dark Fado to highlight Cosmogama’s Portuguese roots (one of its offices is located in Évora, Alentejo) and to pay homage to a culture that fascinates the whole world with its beauty and character.

Discover Portuguese fadistas, as if you were in Lisbon or Porto, in venues dedicated to these popular and melancholic songs, inscribed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Dark Fado consists of one of Fado’s great voices, accompanied by the guitarra or violão, in the dark, blind tasting a small glass of the famous Ginja, the cherry liqueur that is the pride and joy of Portuguese bars. 

It also involves a writer reading a bespoke text about the birth of Fado, whose origins remain uncertain. Did Portuguese sailors invent it? Is it a fusion of Brazilian lundum and modinha? Was Maria Severa really the first Fado singer? 

The writer’s voice echoes that of the fadista, the narration and singing fuel each other, the music binds the whole and in the dark, memory and imagination take flight. An immersion in the legendary Lusitanian spirit.