Jorge Tuna – Coimbra á Noite (50s)

frontcover1This is a very rare 4 track sinlge from Portugal with a special from of the legendary Fado musicbecause Fado music from Coimbra …

.. is a subgenre of Fado originating in the city of Coimbra, Portugal. While adopted by students at the University of Coimbra, and sometimes known as Student Fado (Fado de Estudante), it is usually considered the typical music of Coimbra itself. Developed from the Iberian lyric style of trovadorismo popular during the Middle Ages, the genre shares additional roots with Occitan troubadors.
Performed with the traditional Guitarra de Coimbra (a kind of Portuguese guitar originating in Coimbra), a modified version of Lisbon’s fado guitar allegedly created by Artur Paredes, it is usually accompanied by classic acoustic guitar and male voices.(by

Whoever came up with the expression “one does not listen to Fado, one feels Fado” must have spent a great deal of his/her life in Coimbra, as in my opinion Coimbra Fado is the only Fado inPortugal which truly deserves and embodies this expression

This single was recorded by Jorge Tuna (Jorge Manuel Casqueiro Lopo Tuna ) and two other musicians.

Jorge Tuna (born 1937) is a very popular guitarplayer in Portugal and I guess, this was his first single, recorded during the Fifties.

Enjoy and discover the wonderful world of Fade !


Jorge Tuna + Durval Moreirinhas

Jorge Godino (guitar)
Durval Moreirinhas (viola)
Jürge Tunas (guitar)


01. Rapsódia de Cancoes (Traditional) 2.53
02. Variacoes em si Menor (Tuna) 2.29
03. Rapsódia de Fados (Traditional) 3.32
04. Variacoes em la Maior (Tuna) 2.49



Another fine piece of music, recorded live by  Jorge Tuna and Durval Moreirinhas



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