This Machine Kills Portuguese Fascists: how Fado Bicha are rewriting the rules of musical tradition

João Caçador and Lila Fadista met in Lisbon through their mutual love of fado. Initially, the rigid conventions of the traditional music genre didn’t seem to match their queer identities, but, together, they found a way to make it theirs. Now, they discuss defying conservatism, representing a silent legacy and fighting back theresurgence of the extreme-right in a country on the eve of a presidential election.

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