On November 17, 2021, the Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre (CPC) of the Department of Portuguese of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Macau (UM) was pleased to welcome three musicians from Casa de Portugal em Macau. Tomás Ramos de Deus, Miguel Andrade and Paulo Pereira presented their views on the history of Fado, highlighting the relevant aspects of its development and influence, as an emblematic symbol of Portuguese culture. Professor Yao Jingming, Director of the CPC gave an opening speech at the event that took place at the Cultural Building (E34) of the University of Macau, and attracted teachers and students from the Department of Portuguese to attend.

At the event, students were invited to write quatrains and sang by the musicians. It helps students to acquire some basic notions of what Fado is and distinguish different sounds. At the end of the event, the musicians also sang a Chinese song named “Tonghua” by Guang Liang. and offered all participants two of their CDs to wrap-up the event.

Since its establishment in 2017, the CPC has been committed to the development of short, medium and long-term cooperation with institutions in Mainland China and Portuguese-speaking countries, establishing links in teacher training, conducting research in the areas of Portuguese teaching and Chinese and Portuguese culture.

Group photo of the musicians, teachers and students
Live performance of Fado
Musicians help students create short quatrains