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"Fado" with Camané

Fado is a portuguese music genre characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia. This is loosely captured by the Portuguese word saudade, or "longing", symbolizing a feeling of loss (a permanent, irreparable loss and its consequent lifelong damage).

Camané is a male vocalist, and a forerunner of the new generation of fado male singers (a short bio in english and in portuguese).

Credit to Augusto Brázio

Conference Gala Dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held on April 23th at 8 p.m. in the exhibition palace of the Lisbon Institute of Agronomy.

This iron and glass palace was build for the 3rd Agricultural Exhibition in Lisbon in 1884. It is currently used for social and cultural events and includes a garden with a romantic fountain and a magnificent view over the river Tagus.

The exhibition palace is located in a former Royal Hunting Reserve and is one of the most beautiful botanical parks in Lisbon. The park with about 100 hectares is surrounded by a wall that has protected over the years of urban development temptations, has many green spaces and infrastructure open to the public, including a botanical reserve internationally recognized for its unique forest of wild olive trees.