Fio À Meada keeps traditional Portuguese music alive, focusing on the polyphonic female voices and songs about women or sung by women. Carrying the voices and stories of past generations, Fio À Meada’s goal is that these folk songs echo from rivers to orchards, from town squares to city gardens.
Most of these songs are work songs, sang by women for centuries to make every day’s life easier and less painful. Fio À Meada collects these ancient songs that together form a picture of the feminine experience in the past. They take that past to the present day by creating their own version of these songs. The outcome is a melting pot of women, Fio À Meada’s women, those who came before and those who will come after.
The website represents Fio À Meada’s identity and incorporates their values and soul. It seamlessly unfolds the group’s history, achievements, upcoming events, and music. One of the website’s standout features is the parallax effect, which takes users on a dynamic visual journey as they scroll through the page, as if they were scrolling through Portuguese traditional music, traditions, habits, people, and land.
The website is a home, a place of identity where everyone is welcome to enter and explore. A place where we can travel back in time through folk music. To celebrate the first European Folk Day, Fio À Meada’s website will be launched on the 23rd of September 2023.