Sócrates dislikes Fado

PRIME MINISTER José Sócrates has admitted to the New York Times that he is not a big fan of fado.

He said that fado, considered by many to be one of the greatest cultural exports of the country, was too nostalgic with undertones of extreme unhappiness, adding that fado, which means fate, should only be sung by very gifted singers.

He considered the genre to be an important tool for the image of Portugal and very much part of the culture, but he did not enjoy listening

to it.

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