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Canção Ao Lado / Cancao Ao Lado


Download links and information about Canção Ao Lado / Cancao Ao Lado by Deolinda. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to World Music, Latin genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 45:46 minutes.

Artist: Deolinda
Release date: 2008
Genre: World Music, Latin
Tracks: 14
Duration: 45:46
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No. Title Length
1. Mal Por Mal 2:51
2. Fado Toninho 2:07
3. Não Sei Falar de Amor 3:48
4. Contado Ninguém Acredita 3:50
5. Eu Tenho Um Melro 4:36
6. Movimento Perpétuo Associativo 2:31
7. O Fado Não É Mau 1:54
8. Lisboa Não É a Cidade Perfeita 3:38
9. Fon-Fon-Fon 2:46
10. Fado Castigo 4:32
11. Ai Rapaz 3:10
12. Canção Ao Lado 2:36
13. Garçonete da Casa de Fado 4:29
14. Clandestino 2:58



Deolinda isn't only the name of the fado quartet that made Canção ao Lado (which translates from the Portuguese as "The Song Next Door"), it is also the name of the fictional character who ties together the group of story-songs that make up this concept album. She is a young woman who looks out her window in Lisbon and, apparently, imagines herself to be various people she sees going by, conjuring their life stories. It's a charming idea that has brought the group and the album considerable success in Portugal. The songs are translated in the CD booklet of the U.S. release, but for a non-Portuguese speaker, the sound of the music is somewhat similar to folk music, with singer Ana Bacalhu (an assumed name that actually means Ana Salted Cod!) alternately giving delicate and strident readings of the songs over an accompaniment of two guitars, one picking melodies and the other strumming rhythm, plus a string bass. Meanings and nuances may be left to informed Portuguese listeners, but the music communicates its appeal beyond the borders of Deolinda's native country.