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1. Os Quatro e Meia – Baile de São Simão
The artist Os Quatro e Meia hails from Coimbra. They became a band by playing in traditional university groups called tunas. They have all graduated and have day jobs but this hasn’t stopped them from having the #1 album in the nation and creating hit songs like this one, which make you feel like you are dancing in a Portuguese village party on a warm summer night.
2. Tiago Nacarato and Ana Bacalhau – Só Me Apetece Dançar
Tiago Nacarato is a Portuguese-Brazillian singer-songwriter from Porto. He joined forces with Ana Bacalhau, the lead singer of Portuguese fado group Deolinda to create this song which, much like the previous one, is a gentle reminder of fun Summers’ past.
3. Miguel Araújo – Talvez se Eu Dançasse
In Portuguese, we say Não há duas sem três which means ‘you can’t have two of the same thing and avoid a third.’ We also have a saying that means the exact opposite, so here is the third dancing song on our list. This one is by Miguel Araújo, who used to be a part of the insanely popular Os Azeitonas, a group entirely dedicated to honoring Portuguese popular music.
4. Miguel Araújo and António Zambujo – Fui Colher uma Romã
This is a traditional song from the region of Alentejo, which is well-known for having one of the richest musical traditions in the country. Fui Colher uma Romã is one of the better-known numbers in their songbook, performed here by Miguel Araújo and born and bred Alentejano António Zambujo.
5. Diabo na Cruz – Luzia
Another hit song from the northern part of Alentejo, we travel directly to Viana do Castelo. This is a contemporary take on Northern folk music by rock band Diabo na Cruz. We heartily recommend you not only listen to the song but also the music video. It features some gorgeous imagery and costumes of the traditional Senhora da Agonia parties.
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