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What's a Piano Accordion?

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maugein96 post_id=60068 time=1528752072 user_id=607 said:
Group of youngsters from the north of Portugal playing a fado, at a music festival in Odemira in the Alentejo area.

I dont think they are playing a fado as I do not feel suicidal from listening to them :D . Fado is almost always sung; much slower; and much more melancholic. At least 80% of the effect is in the lyrics.
 
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xocd post_id=60172 time=1528923265 user_id=2246 said:
maugein96 post_id=60068 time=1528752072 user_id=607 said:
Group of youngsters from the north of Portugal playing a fado, at a music festival in Odemira in the Alentejo area.

I dont think they are playing a fado as I do not feel suicidal from listening to them :D . Fado is almost always sung; much slower; and much more melancholic. At least 80% of the effect is in the lyrics.

Hi,

Youre probably right there. When I was in Portugal the last time they were advertising a fado in one of the clubs. Turns out it was a mixture of different stuff:- corridinhos, passos (Portuguese spelling), and various other styles. Ive assumed that fado was just a Portuguese term for folkloric type entertainment and got it wrong. Apparently it is the music of the urban poor in Lisbon, and as such if there was no blood or tears running out of the accordions, it wasnt a fado, as you have observed.

Ive always stayed away from singing, as it tends to be the prerogative of extremely happy or terribly sad bastards, and I have no real time for either. I like to think of myself as a half sad, half happy *******, to coincide with my wit.
 

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