21 August 2012

Backlinks...

For about the past year, two news outlets--the Luso-Americano and the Portuguese-American Journal--have been publishing some of my writing about the fado (and, occasionally, other Portuguese-related themes). Both have mentioned this fado blog, as well as the one I write in Portuguese. So, it's only fair that I say a bit about each of them!



The Luso-Americano is a Portuguese language print newspaper, founded in 1928 and published in Newark, New Jersey.  With the widest print distribution of any Portuguese-language newspaper in the USA, it covers Portuguese and Portugese-American news items. Lately, the journalist Ricky Durães has been writing some great stuff about the fado, particularly in the NY metro area, covering many of the area's larger and smaller fado performances and related events. Indeed, the Luso-Americano is probably the first best place to look for news and upcoming events on the fado (and other Portuguese music) along the east coast. For example, did you know that Ana Moura is coming to Durham, North Carolina on 29 March 2013, or that Deolinda will be in Chicago on 24 September?

I should also note that, in addition to news, the Luso-Americano publishes various essays and opinion pieces. These include an excellent, very long-running series written by Ferreira Moreno, centered on Portuguese culture and folklore. The paper also has an English language section. You can subscribe to receive it by post, or read a slightly delayed copy online. I am currently working on a Portuguese-language essay for them on the topic of contemporary poets and the fado.


The Portuguese-American Journal is a fairly recent endeavor, published in English. The journal is "dedicated to the Portuguese-American heritage with the purpose of informing and offering an insight into the Portuguese-American experience."Its editorial scope is broad, with new articles published frequently. It's available through Google News feed, as well as through its own web site. The most recent article I wrote for them is a review of Sandra Correia's new album, "Ao Vivo".

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