A night of Fado and performances by an University Tuna will soon be scheduled.
Informative notes:
Fado is a music genre which can be traced to very early origins. In popular belief, fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor. However, in reality fado is simply a form of song which can be about anything, but must follow a certain structure. The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word saudade which symbolizes the feeling of loss (a permanent, irreparable loss and its consequent life lasting damage). Further information at: The History of Fado - Lisbon Guide
In Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, Central or South America, a University Tuna is a musical group, made up of university students. It is also known as a Tuna (plural Tunas). A Tuno is a member of a University Tuna.
From its origins to the present day, the Tunas have continued the cultivation of popular instruments such as the bandurria, lute, guitar and tambourine.