LISBON, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Portugal's Fado Festival is set to kick off in Lisbon's Alfama quarter in September, counting with over 40 musicians and Fado singers.
The festival is a great opportunity to discover Lisbon's oldest district, with its medieval cobbled alleys and laundry hanging out to dry.
Fado is a traditional Portuguese performance genre consisting mournful songs which was added to UNESCO's list of World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011.
Fado singers attending this year's event include Maria da Fe, Vicente da Camara and Aldina Duarte as well as pianist Julio Resende and guitarists Jose Manuel Neto and Mario Pacheco.
The second edition of the festival "Aqui Mora o Fado" will take place on 10 stages spreading around the Portuguese neighborhood, including the Fado Museum and at local churches.
This year's festival includes tributes to famous Fado singers Fernando Mauricio and Amalia Rodrigues.
One of the highlights of the festival will be renowned Fadosingers Amalia Cuca Roseta and Marco Rodrigues who take over the stage on Sept. 20.
Last year around 10,000 spectators attended the festival, according to the organizers.