Episode #2902

Fado, Flamenco, and Tango

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Inspired by Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura's trilogy of "music movies," we hear Portuguese fado, Spanish flamenco, and Argentine tango in various permutations, including music by Mariza, Mariza & Miguel Poveda, Astor Piazzolla, Rafael Jimenez, and others. Some are sampled from the most recent of Saura's films, "Fados," like Amália Rodrigues, Cesaria Evora, and possibly even Caetano Veloso. There's probably also music from "Flamenco," by Paco de Lucia, Enrique Morente, and Carmen Linares, plus a sampling of traditional tango music from composers such as Piazzolla, Canario, Salgan, and Filiberto, used in "Tango."

PROGRAM #2902, Fado, Flamenco, Tango (First aired on February 19, 2009)





Mariza & Miguel Poveda

Fados de Carlos Saura

Meu Fado Meu, excerpt [1:30]

Phantom Sound & Vision Currently available at*, as an import only.

Patricia Andrade

Rough Guide to Tango Nuevo

Discepolin [3:30]

RGNET 1140

Paolo Bragança


Hero’s Fado, parts 1& 2 [3:30]

Luaka Bop/Warner Bros #46334 Out of print, but try*

Astor Piazzolla

Tango: Zero Hour

Tanguedia III [4:30]

IRS #42138 Also on American Clave label. At*


Fados de Carlos Saura

O Gente Da Minha Terra [4:00]

See above.

Paco Peña

Misa Flamenca

Canto Penitencial – Tientos [3:00]

Nimbus #5288

Rafael Jiminez

¡Cante Gitano!

A Enrique El Mellizo (to Enrique El Mellizo) – malagueña [3:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13112

Miguel Poveda


El Uvero [2:30]

Harmonia Mundi #987027 Out of print, but try*

Mariza & Miguel Poveda

Fados de Carlos Saura

Meu Fado Meu [4:00]

See above.

Juanjo Domniguez

Rough Guide to Tango Nuevo

Faseando [2:30]

See above.

Miguel Poveda


De plata y bronce [5:00]

See above.

Carlos Libedinsky

Rough Guide to Tango Nuevo

Vi Luz Y Subi [3:00]

See above.


Fados de Carlos Saura

Flor Di Nha Esperança [4:00]

See above.

Comments [3]

Miguel from Greepoint, Brooklyn

What a moving show! Many thanks!

Jul. 29 2012 05:51 PM
triana from astoria

miguel poveda... a beautiful singer! thank you!! i've been a life long flamenco aficionada, and i find his voice moving and soothing, energizing and joyful.

p.s. Cante Gitano is not a command (as in sing gypsy) but rather a type, (gypsy song).

thank you for tonight's theme.

Apr. 16 2010 11:39 PM
Dale from Brooklyn

One of the most amazing things I ever did musically to this date was sing with a choir with Paco Pena's band, singing is Misa Flameca, which was a Catholic mass, and a comparison Flamenco and big choral sound. Had a chance to sing it at Stanford University, this was probably back around 1996/7 or thereabouts.

Apr. 16 2010 11:22 PM

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