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Music Without Borders: How Sonia Shirsat Is Reviving The Fado Song

The effort is to have the next generation take over and ensure that the Fado has a secure future in Goa as well as India in the times to come.

Jugalbandi: Sonia Shirsat during a practice session Photographs by Chinki Sinha

There was a time when I could see that the audience for the Fado in Goa was disappearing. As the years went by, the familiar faces were passing on and those that were young had already greyed. It was time to increase the audience for the Fado in Goa and the only way of doing this was to take the Fado to a new audience and get them to fall in love with this music.

Cada um é p’ro que nasce, E eu nasci para o Fado 
—Fernando Farinha

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