Fados is the last part of a music trilogy directed by Saura, and also including Flamencos, and Tangos. This is a collection of songs and dance performances and not a documentary.
The author has only a short background presentation on the origins of the musical style and we move to dance performances and a selection of musicians and their interpretions.
Interesting to see the number of brasilians singing the music that is usually associated mostly with portugal.
It was a great choice to have Chico Buarque singing Fado Tropical. And it's a joy to see a music DVD that follows the music with nice music and dance, not imposing too much unecessary narrative. I'm looking forward to see his Flamencos and Tangos.
Fado Tropical, by Chico Buarque and Ruy Guerra
Oh, musa do meu fado
Oh, minha mãe gentil
Te deixo consternado
No primeiro abril
Mas não sê tão ingrata
Não esquece quem te amou
E em tua densa mata
Se perdeu e se encontrou
Ai, esta terra ainda vai cumprir seu ideal
Ainda vai tornar-se um imenso Portugal