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ZOOM meeting: Zoom ID will be posted on WhatsApp and emailed one day prior to the meeting.

Guests Welcome

SONIA SHIRSAT: Portuguese Fado Singer

Sonia Shirsat is a famous Portuguese Fado singer based in Goa who specialises in introducing this wonderful form of music to different parts of India and around the world.

Fado literally means destiny. Some say it was sung by seafarers who longed for their family and home. – others claim that it was sung by the street comfort women of Portugal. Either way, Fado music is expressive and profoundly melancholic with meaningful lyrics.

Sonia will give us a special presentation on the origins and background of Fado music and describe how she has chosen to include Konkani lyrics to creatively adapt and celebrate the fusion of Goa Portuguesa music and culture.

Join us for an entertaining morning to learn about the soul of Portuguese music!

Salome Roy Kapur      Marietta Barreto

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