About the festival

On the 24th and 25th of September, the streets of Alfama once again receive what is called the great Portuguese Fado Festival.

After an edition dedicated to Amália Rodrigues, in the centennial year of the diva, Santa Casa Alfama is preparing, as it should be, to honour another great name of Fado and Portuguese music: Carlos do Carmo.

The year 2021 began with the sad news of the disappearance of someone whose voice is confused with the last fifty years of the country's own history. The man who gave us 'Canoas do Tejo', 'Lisboa, Menina e Moça', 'O Homem das Castanhas', 'O Amarelo da Carris', among so many other timeless successes, will be honoured in the city he sang like no one else, Lisbon.

In this edition dedicated to Carlos do Carmo, many surprises are expected to be revealed in due course. And in addition to the tributes to Carlos do Carmo, there will be a poster filled with great voices spread across the different stages, as always immersed in the Alfama neighbourhood.

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