Goan singer Sonia Shirsat, an accomplished performer of traditional Portuguese fado music. Photo: Handout
Goan singer Sonia Shirsat, an accomplished performer of traditional Portuguese fado music. Photo: Handout
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In Goa, Portuguese influence is fading after 60 years of Indian rule, along with the language, although the music is being kept alive

  • Few in Goa expected the influence of colonial ruler Portugal to fade as quickly as it has since sovereignty passed to India in 1961
  • Its colonial architecture, culture and language are being replaced, although traditional Portuguese fado music is making a comeback

Goan singer Sonia Shirsat, an accomplished performer of traditional Portuguese fado music. Photo: Handout
Goan singer Sonia Shirsat, an accomplished performer of traditional Portuguese fado music. Photo: Handout
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