Sunday, August 1, 2010
CARNE DE ESPETO, AND THE FADA
I visited Portugal in 2003 and enjoyed the traditional songs of the Fada. When I read in the program there would be a Fada singer, I couldn't believe my luck. Donna, who is half Portuguese, knew nothing about the Fada.
The program for the Fada is set in a tent covered area outside the gates of the festival, away from the sounds and noise of the main promenade. It sits next to the Madeirense Museum. We arranged a front row table and two by two visited the museum.
Donna and I had a last go at the break-a-balloon game. With only two of us playing, one of us was bound to win. My balloon popped and I got a cloth lemon doll. I gave it to Donna, our irrepressible festival guide. We had such a fun time. To see more pictures, click the link below.