Fado Bicha

Fado Bicha is a duo of musicians, Lila Fadista and João Caçador, who use music as a form of activism, renewing the traditional Portuguese cultural landscape by questioning traditional gender roles connected to it. In Fado Bicha’s performances, traditional fado songs are transformed to anti-discrimination anthems and played with an electric guitar instead of the 12-string fado guitar.

Fado Bicha performs on Wed, Feb 1 in Suvilahti’s Tiivistämö in the CineLive: Queer Night with Fado Bicha event. Erin MacPherson’s It’s Not Fado, It’s Faggot Fado, a short film about them, is also screened during the event.