Early this morning I was watching an episode of Rick Steves' Europe where he's in Portugal. He touched briefly on the genre of music known as fado which is native to that country. I was immediately drawn to the emotion of this music and was doubly intrigued by the parallel made between it and the blues. After watching the show I went online and dove down a rabbit hole investigating this music. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fado From Wikipedia: ". . . fado is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia. This is loosely captured by the Portuguese word "saudade", or "longing", symbolizing a feeling of loss (a permanent, irreparable loss and its consequent lifelong damage)." This video is incredible. What a combination of technical skill and power of expression. It is at once happy and sad, pleasing yet dissonant. It's "bluesy" in its sadness, it's "shredding" in its ferocity . . . it's simply amazing. @Niko Souza and @Bubba Zanetti, I seem to recall that you are both of Portuguese extraction. Do you have any insight into this amazing music? Have either of you ever played a Portuguese guitar?