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Branco Review

Banning Eyre reviews the new CD Post Scriptum by young Portuguese singer Cristina Branco, who specializes in a traditional form of music called "fado." The word "fado" means "fate" and fado songs are typically expressions of yearning, lost love, separation and angst. Branco did not grow up in the poor neighborhoods of Lisbon, which is home to fado music; she happened to discover the style as a teen-ager 10 years ago, and is now one of the singers helping to bring about a fado revival. Cristina Branco's CD is Post Scriptum, on Harmonia Mundi USA. For more info contact: www.harmoniamundi.com

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