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Apr 24, 2010

Ivan Dias has written and co-produced Carlos Saura’s film Fados, a fusion of cinema, song, dance and instrumental numbers, which explores Portugal’s popular musical genre of fado and its spirit of saudade. 

Fados deploys mirrors, back projections, lighting effects, and lush colors to frame each song which carries the story of the Fado song from it roots to its branches.

Fados expands the songs (which traditionally involve just a singer and a guitarist) with dance and encompasses other nationalities of Portugal’s former colonies, and styles (such as hip hop, flamenco, and Brazilian reggae).