XUXU'S REVOLT
The forgotten Fadista and the Carnation Revolution

THIS EVENT WILL BE AVAILABLE  FREE OF CHARGE FROM 

1st July 10:00 THROUGH TO JULY 19th 23:59. 

CONTINUOUSLY 


Due to the Covid 19, this year Buxton Fringe is not offering a live option, however the Fringe Committee are encouraging performers to submit virtual shows.

Pieter Egriega has been working on this show off and on since 2017 so has prepared Xuxu's Revolt as an online production available free to watch from 1st July to the 19th July 2020....

Xuxu's Revolt is the story of a forgotten Fado singer or Fadista Xuxu Carvalho, active in the Carnation Revolution of 1974. After the overthrow of the dictatorship, she had problems singing, as Fado music fell out of favour for about 10 years, due to its previous close association with the Portuguese Estada Nuvo dictatorship. As a result, by the time of the mid1980's Fado music returned to popularity with a new crop of singers, Xuxu was overlooked. She found it hard to get regular spots and was forced to join the impromptu amateur singers. Finding very few accompaniest who remembered her, she realised that her time had past,  she grew bitter and rarely worked at her music.

She died in 2003 leaving a daughter and a grandson. Her daughter left Portugal  and moved to England to seek now opportunities. Xuxu's grandson Daniel was born in the NW of England.

This is her story.