38 Bethel Street
Join us for an evening of beautiful Portuguese fado music with Ana Vinagre and her ensemble.
Ana Vinagre is one of the area’s best known, and most respected Fadistas. Born in Portugal, she immigrated to New Bedford as a young woman with her husband Jose. Both had been members of folkloric dance and music ensembles and they have continued to perform at area Portuguese restaurants, community events, and in festivals and concerts around the nation. They take great pride in their culture and enjoy teaching American audiences about the tradition of Fado music, a genre that developed in the port city of Lisbon and was performed at waterfront clubs and bars frequented by sailors and seamen.
The performance will take place in the Fishing Heritage Center’s parking lot. Masks and social distancing will be required. Free and open to the public as part of October’s AHA! Night.
This concert is a part of our series of programs related to our latest exhibit, We Came to Fish, We Came to Work: Stories of Immigration. This exhibits explores stories of immigration and cultural heritage on New Bedford’s working waterfront. Over the next 8 months, we will look at cultural heritage through a variety of programs including film screenings, cooking and craft demos, performances, and talks, which will be offered virtually until we are able to re-open the Center.