His family remained resistant to this diagnosis due to the unfavorable public perception that came with it in Gonzaga Homosexuality had circled around fado from its outset. Theatrical group Dzi Croquettes put on flamboyant, androgynous, and homoerotic productions Dunn, Contracultura , while Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil had also styled themselves on stage and as intimate friends in ambiguously homoerotic ways Dunn, Contracultura Beyond localizing Severa in a seedy, ill-fated neighborhood, the description exoticizes her Romani heritage, and describes her body as bordering on the monstrous. Fado Bicha, as their name insists, declare their fado to be bicha, a pejorative usually hurled at overly-effeminate gay men. If funk, and parallel music redraw markets in Brazil, they also refigure cultural archetypes. The fadista severiana, sexually deviant, ethnically strange, hairy and doomed, gives way to the fadista amaliana as the voice of a collective Portuguese condition.

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It has yet to be fully politicized, it has also not yet been fully appropriated into or snuffed out by the white-washed gay or academic theorizations of queer and I hope this work keeps that trendcontinuing to insist on localized and contextual elaboration.

The surge of tourism in Lisbon has brought new kinds of gay life to old streets, predicated on pink dollars.

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Drag queens voicing the feminine, however, have also been a vital part of drag culture. Those once children of the Empire?

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Yet, they announce that the fado will be Brazilian and Angolan again, that fado will voltar return to this way of being. Instead of adopting the practice of coming out, he asks: Built into their name is a pejorative for an overly-effeminate gay man most readily associated with Brazil.


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All of these definitions of tessitura emphasize the tessitura as the most used or median of a vocal or musical range in a piece or vocalization. The existence of ambivalence or hybridity is, therefore, trivial, as far as Portuguese postcolonialism is concerned.

Yet, it is not an unmasking of fado to get at homosexual desires. pziu

When asked why they call themselves bicha, a word that has a stronger Brazilian association, but that in Portugal is as pejorative as it is in Brazil. I locate him in a genealogy of unbearable female fadistas fado singers. He sings apenas to say he only has these simple adornments, and then malancra twists it into feathers and perhaps pity, in sensual turns of phrase.

Moreover, if the fadista severiana is a sexual outlaw, then being moved by her fado is a promiscuous affair, charged with illicit drives and desires.

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The ceasing of civil war violence inhowever, has allowed for some openings. Moreover, through a transgressive embodiment of the female fadista in its differing affective forms, he makes a queer claim on Portuguese cultural practices sedimented as national heritage. It is a marker that for many has been a site of harassment in Luso-Afro-Brazilian cultures. Kulick shows the ambiguous position of the travesti as both feminine and not transitioning in a manner that is recognized by medicalized understandings of trans.

Her male parts psiuu part of her identity, as well as an archive of her history as a travesti and of the oscillations between visibility and violence, cultural representation and social marginalization, that she mxlandra had to endure. Fado Bicha add compositional fado refigurings to a list of queer fado indiscretions.

It is a process of embodied encounter that affectively entangles performer and public in illicit and unexpected ways. Yet this move inadvertently highlights that all things nonnormatively gendered and sexual are diametrically opposed to straight in the Luso- Brazilian matrix. Most of their other performances at more outsider and queer performance spaces do not offer renumeration outside of tips collected from the audience.


If his voice, in all its resonances with fado and folklore, could imbricate his homosexuality in broader cultural circuits, the specter of AIDS pushed him out of those circuits, outside of Portuguese cultural peripheries all together.

His shirts have become showier and revealing of his chest as well. Her fado is not her own but that of the nation, abstracted as a resonating voice. Malajdra video of a live performance of Sangue Latino can be seen here: The trans tessitura has the affective potential of pleasing or unsettling performer and audience, speaker and listener, alike.

Vittar sounds out a queer resilience in unsettling mwlandra, which locate her in a genealogy of transgender voices in Brazil and also map onto a terrain of queer black diaspora cultures and practices. Lila writes her outrage into fado repertoire: Moreover, through her collaborations, Vittar claims cultural and sexual agency through the music she performs, how she presents herself in performance, and who she performs with.

Brazilian queer bodies, black bodies and transgender voices are in this way mslandra of eo that are rooted in Luso-Afro-Brazilian conjuncture but not made victim to the moorings of their hegemonic discourses. Homosexuality had circled around fado from its outset.

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She was told, however, that this fado was not for men to sing, only for women. The verses are implicitly seductive and suggestive of many meanings.

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