June 30, 2021 getLISBON

Today we’re going to explore the fado song Velha Tendinha that drops hints about the population of Lisbon and its experiences that are worth observing. After our article Tendinha Tavern, an Old Eatery in the Modern Lisbon, we had to take a closer look at this famous fado song of the 1930s that pays homage to this establishment that was already old at the time. The Fado Song Velha Tendinha in the Portuguese Vaudeville Play Zé dos Pacatos Apolo Theatre in Occidente March 1884; Verses of the Portuguese Vaudeville Zé dos Pacatos; Hermínia Silva in 1939 The fado song Velha…

June 23, 2021 getLISBON

This week, our guest is overflowing with poetry. In Lisbon in Us by Agnaldo Lima, this Bahian living in Lisbon for around 30 years, reveals his foreign perspective through his beautiful photographs and his Portuguese heart through his words. Um olhar estrangeiro (A foreign perspective)”Os passos, distribuindo rastos,adivinham o chão por onde se desenhame tornam-se cúmplices do olhar.O olhar desnuda a cidade,resgatando à luz,detalhes que o tempo esqueceu.Os passos são leves, calmos, não ligeiros.O olhar, minuciosamente, analisa,pois nada deve escapar a um olhar estrangeiro.”Agnaldo Lima I felt Lisbon in me, for the first time, in February 1984. After my voluntary…

June 16, 2021 getLISBON

Tendinha Tavern must be the only commercial establishment that claims to be younger than it actually is. Why they do this we don’t know but we’ll reveal many other curious facts that you’ll enjoy reading about! Tendinha Tavern Located in the heart of Rossio, next to Arco do Bandeira, like the song Velha Tendinha (Old Tendinha) says, it is one of the oldest shops of Lisbon. Above the door, where there used to be a window, a panel of coloured tiles announces the foundation date, 1840. Inside, more blue and white tiles reinforce this information… but it’s actually not quite…

June 9, 2021 getLISBON

Today we have the first-person story of an actress, theatre director, Community Theatre professor in the master’s degree at Lisbon Theatre and Film School… In Lisbon in Us by Cláudia Andrade, this active citizen tells us about how her affective relationship with the city where she was born was built. Perhaps my relationship with Lisbon began with my birth in this city. Or maybe not. And I think about this because I remember that famous quote by Simone de Beauvoir: “one is not born a woman, one becomes a woman”. And I think that, in a way, the same happens…

June 2, 2021 getLISBON

In this article about the presence of fado in the urban art of Lisbon, we’re going to see pieces in which these two cultural phenomenons, deeply urban, joined forces. Fado is celebrated across the entire city that saw it born: at the museum dedicated to fado, in tributes, in casas de fado (restaurants with fado performances) of the typical neighbourhoods, in the voices of many fado singers that brought and bring this sonority to the world… And of course, it is also represented in the street art that has become one of the highlights of the capital several years ago….