This short documentary explores the melancholic music of Portugal known as fado, renowned for expressing the unique sentiment of saudade, and designated as an UNESCO world cultural asset.
Nathalie Pires, the first American fado singer to tour internationally, reveals her origins, passions, and fears, while her fado godmother, the legendary Anita Guerreiro, and oldest touring “fadista” in the world, reflects on her epic career. The film includes intimate yet sweeping performances from these inter-generational ambassadors of a musical art form that mesmerizes audiences worldwide.
ECHOES OF FADO
Directed by Yuri Alves
Filmed in 4K Anamorphic.
Produced with the support of Newest Americans, Newark Arts and Ironbound BID.