India’s Fado Queen Sonia Shirsat will perform at Mundo Fado II, a traditional and contemporary Fado concert, on 14th February at Kala Academy. Fado are romantic albeit tragic songs in Portuguese which will be in the air at Kala Academy on Valentine’s Day.
Sonia Shirsat will be accompanied by Portuguese musicians Flavio Teixeira Cardoso on Portuguese Guitar and Pedro Miguel Soares on Classical Guitar. These musicians have been specially invited from Lisbon by Fundação Oriente to perform at this concert.
This concert is the first-of-its-kind in Goa which will present the combination of two different cultures and music. It will comprise of traditional and contemporary Fados sung along with Indian instruments and Konkani music, putting forward the concept that Fado exists all over the world in different music styles and languages.
The Sponsors of Mundo Fado II are Fundação Oriente, Kala Academy, Cidade de Goa, Rock and Raaga, Alcon, Sonesta Inns and Goa Tourism while the Associates are Furtado’s Music Store, Consulate General of Portugal in India, Instituto Camoes and Heritage Jazz. Media Partners for Mundo Fado II concert are Radio Mirchi and Goa Times.