NPR logo

Misia, Portugal's Melancholy Muse

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1146628/146628" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Misia, Portugal's Melancholy Muse

Misia, Portugal's Melancholy Muse

Misia, Portugal's Melancholy Muse

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1146628/146628" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Songs of longing and despair are a national tradition in Portugal — a music called fado. And a singer named Misia is the reigning queen of the mournful, melancholy musical genre. Misia talks with guest host Jacki Lyden about fado and Portugal's emotional inner life.

Related NPR Stories