The international success of fado singers like Mariza and Ana Moura has created a huge popular interest in this soulful and distinctive Portuguese music. But what these big concerts can't convey is the intimate atmosphere of the renascent scene in Lisbon's restaurants and fado houses.
The Songlines Fado Series brings top fadistas, often for the first time in the UK, to The Pheasantry at PizzaExpress on London's King's Road, on the last Friday of every month. It's a rare chance to experience fado up close, with some great instrumentalists, to see how every singer makes the music his or her own.
Upcoming dates to be confirmed soon.
All performances take place at The Pheasantry at PizzaExpress,
152 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT.
To find out more, including ticket purchases, call the box office on 020 7439 4962 or visit the official PizzaExpress Live website.
Supported by The Portuguese Embassy in the UK
In partnership with TAP Air Portugal