Fado is the music of fate, singing songs of beautiful agony, of unrequited love, or tragic fate of solace in anguish and turmoil. These songs from Portugal are about skillful portuguese guitar playing and vulnerable fragile vocals that really speak to the core of the soul. What better kind of music is there to come down after a night out? This one is for the nights out that didn’t work quite as planned, things happened you kind of want to regret but also want to do deal with, and Fado is the music there for you in this journey.

Cuca Rosetta is one of the most expressive fadistas and others quite a mainstream twist on fado that feels accessible and makes fados more ballad driven. Her tone is wonderfully unique and fills emotion between the strings. You might have a little cry to this one and that’s ok because it’s great beauty,a tale of asking for forgiveness when things in a relationship haven’t gone to plan and trying to find that original reason you’re with someone. Even if you’re not having a bad day this one is just too magnificent a piece of musical art to miss, so get it on the headphones and have a little cry.  

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About the Curator: Sam Murray

Sam Murray - Musicto Curator

Sam Murray is a liability when it come to music, he harbours a secret passion for cheese but most of all actually believe the Eurovision Song Contest has good songs, and that if he played them to you without knowing it was from the contest, you would love it too!

It is said if you cut Sam open out will fall a punch card for a music box and a drum for a heart powered by every step he takes. He is a professional clarinetist and plays in several bands in a variety of style. He also holds a Masters Degree in Popular Music, so you would hope he knows his stuff, and is currently working towards a Popular Music PhD exploring the music scene in Portland Oregon.

Sam holds three fundamental truths in life:

  1. Everyone can make music
  2. Music is best made when answering questions and solving problems
  3. There is no such thing as a ‘guilty pleasure’, own your dark music secrets!!

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