João and Luís enjoy their summer break by going to one of the popular music festivals held in Portugal.
Amália Rodrigues was one of the most important voices in the Fado music of Portugal.
Learn more about Casa da Música, a space solely dedicated to music and the arts in Porto.
Luís and Carolina discuss their favourite Christmas songs!
Maria is in Porto on holiday. She meets up with her friend Luís and they make plans to go to a concert at Casa da Música.
Luís and Manuela have an unforgettable experience at a concert for one of their favourite bands.
Summer music festivals are very popular in Portugal and are seen as a rite of passage for many young people. Learn more about the experience of taking part in these festivals.
Learn more about Simone de Oliveira, an iconic Portuguese singer and actress, who is known for her strength and boldness in the face of adversity.
Cláudia and Tiago catch up after meeting unexpectedly in Lisbon.
Learn more about Fado, the music style that best captures what it means to be Portuguese.
Welcome to Torres Vedras Carnival, a lively festivity that remains faithful to the tradition of celebrating Carnival in Portugal. Learn more about how the Portuguese like to party during this exciting multi-day event!
Pierre just moved to Portugal with his family. He writes an email to some friends back home to tell them about his experience at a music festival.
Fado is a Portuguese musical style loved by people from all over the world! Learn more about its themes and possible origins.
After getting free tickets for a concert, Diogo seeks company to join him.
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
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.
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.