Fado in Porto has been assuming as one of the main cultural offerings for tourism. If, on the one hand, this phenomenon stimulates the Fado scene in Porto, on the other hand, it has some disadvantages of massification of this offer. In this context, OportoFado.com intends to contribute to the construction of memory and documentation of Fado, intangible heritage of humanity, constituting itself as a privileged vehicle of information for all those who want to know Fado in Porto and a guide for the choice of authentic and superior quality Fado experiences.
Author – Ricardo Pons
The experience of working since 2005 as a Fado musician in Porto has given me a privileged perception of the places and people of Fado in this city. With this project I intend to share this experience in order to contribute to a deeper knowledge about Fado in Porto and to promote informed choices of Fado experiences.