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Salvador Sobral Ganha Eurovisão 2017

Salvador Sobral Wins Eurovision 2017

May 21, 2017

Discover the beautiful ballad that unexpectedly swept Europe off its feet in the Eurovision 2017 song contest: “Amar Pelos Dois”, by Salvador Sobral. After 53 years of competing, this marks Portugal’s first victory ever! With the help of a special guest, Rui and Joel explore the meaning behind these Portuguese lyrics as well as what set this performance apart from all the rest.

Note: We only used a short clip of the song to avoid waking up the copyright police, so make sure to check out Salvador’s full performance with his sister, (and composer, Luísa Sobral): https://youtu.be/z5VUti3kVIo?t=4m13s


Desaparecido no Concerto

Missing at the Concert

October 18, 2016

Outdoor concert festivals are fun and everything… until someone goes missing! In this dialogue, a Canadian named Fred gets worried when his Portuguese friend João disappears unexpectedly. He attempts to file a police report in the middle of the night with an unhelpful officer who’d rather continue napping.


O Fado, Património Imaterial da Humanidade

Fado, Humanity's Intangible Patrimony

December 5, 2014

If you know Portugal, you’ve heard of Fado and you know what it means to the Portuguese. But how much do you really know about this traditional music? Test your knowledge about Fado and practice your listening comprehension in a two-speed episode, suitable for those who are starting to learn Portuguese.