The Music of Portugal

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On this edition of All Songs Considered: you may fall in love with Portugal. Host Bob Boilen visits the city of Porto and meets one amazing Portuguese radio DJ, Alvaro Costa. Costa takes us on a journey that includes master of the Portuguese 12-string guitar Carlos Paredes but also includes Portuguese rock, reggae electronica but also pimba, the most popular music of all.

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The Music of Portugal

Fado Curvo


  • Artist: Mariza
  • Album: Fado Curvo
  • Song: Caravelas

Purchase Featured Music

  • "Caravelas"
  • Album: Fado Curvo
  • Artist: Mariza
  • Label: Times Square
Guitarra Portuguesa

Canção Verdes Anos

  • Artist: Carlos Paredes
  • Album: Guitarra Portuguesa
  • Song: Canção Verdes Anos

Purchase Featured Music

  • "Canção Verdes Anos"
  • Album: Guitarra Portuguesa
  • Artist: Carlos Paredes
O Mundo

Carpe Diem

  • Artist: Rodrigo Leão
  • Album: O Mundo
  • Song: Carpe Diem

Visit Rodrigo Leão's Site for more information.


FJP #2

  • Artist: Mário Barreiros Sextet
  • Album: Dedadas
  • Song: FJP #2

Artist website



  • Artist: Sativa
  • Album: Sativa
  • Song: 54x56

Artist website

Mundial 2002 (compilation)


  • Artist: Blind Zero
  • Album: Mundial 2002 (compilation)
  • Song: Heroes

Artist website

Ao Vivo No Coliseu

Dei-te Quase Tudo

  • Artist: Paulo Gonzo
  • Album: Ao Vivo No Coliseu
  • Song: Dei-te Quase Tudo

Visit Paulo Gonzo's site for more information.

Ao Vivo No Coliseu

A Minha Guitarra

  • Artist: Tony Carreira
  • Album: Ao Vivo No Coliseu
  • Song: A Minha Guitarra

Visit Tony Carreira's site for more information.



  • Artist: Megafone
  • Album: Megaphone3
  • Song: Real

Unfortunately, Megafone has neither a working label nor band site. Happy hunting!




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