Wednesday January 28, 2015
From Global Post
Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva commended five fado stars on Tuesday at the Fado Museum here with the “Henry the Navigator” award.
The five Fado stars are singers Ana Moura, Carminho, Katia Guerreiro and Ricardo Ribeiro, as well as composer and guitarist Mario Pacheco. The 35-year-old Moura is known as Fado Princess among fans.
“The richness of their individual pathways, the creativity and dynamism demonstrated, the success they reached in huge concert halls in all four corners of the world, deserve recognition from all the Portuguese,” he said.
Silva highlighted Fado’s “invaluable contribution” to the dissemination of Portuguese culture, and the country’s projection around the world, pointing to the genre’s relevance for the economy.
“In addition to its undeniable value as an expression of our culture, fado possesses also an important economic potential of high relevance for our country,” he said.
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