The Reconstruction of Lisbon: Severa's Legacy and Fado's Rewriting of Urban History

Michael Colvin: The Reconstruction of Lisbon: Severa's Legacy and the Fado's Rewriting of Urban History, Rosemont Publishing, (2008) excerpt:

However, before Portugal went to the cinema to hear Dina Teresa sing, as Severa, in Leitão de Barros’s film, before Luis Moita’s eight-episode radio tirade against the Fado’s status as a national song, O FADO, Canção de vencidos (1936), and before the SPN realized that it could harness the Fado’s popularity to promote the Estado Novo’s propaganda, the Fado had become the national song.

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