According to PUBLICO, FADO music may be elected Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Fado, already considered worldwide as a symbol of Portuguese culture, is now amongst the seven favourites in the lot of 49 applications. The winner will be selected in a meeting of experts that will take place between 22 and 29 November in Bali.
The experts considered that FADO has "a kind of poetic and musical versatility" with "a strong sense of belonging and connection to Lisbon."
I could not agree more and, being a complete fado lover, I am very happy that FADO can be finally recognised for what it is!
For those of you who don't know that much about fado, below is the video presented at the time of the application for fado as "Intangible Heritage of Humanity".
And, just in case you would like to listen to some more...