I believe that portuguese music deserves to have (at least) a playlist on songpop.
Here are a couple of reasons so, and artists you could feature on the playlist:
We have a very special kind of music called 'Fado', which appeared around the early 19th century.Also, on 27 November 2011, Fado was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. It is a symbol of our country and known worlwide. Some remarkable names of the genre would be Amália, Mariza, Carlos do Carmo, Camané, Madredeus, Carminho, etc.
We also have a pretty well established rock culture and also some nice acoustic bands and artists, with names such as 'Xutos e Pontapés', 'Ornatos Violeta', 'Rádio Macau', 'UHF', 'Clã', 'Heróis do Mar', 'GNR', 'António Variações', 'Rui Veloso','José Cid' and many others.
There are also a couple of artists which had strong political messages behind their songs such as 'José Afonso', 'Jorge Palma' and 'Segio Godinho'.
In the 2000's a lot of bands of pop-rock/folk-rock/acoustic rock also became popular like 'The Gift', 'Amor Electro', 'Deolinda', 'Diabo na Cruz', 'Toranja', 'os Azeitonas', 'Legendary Tiger Man', 'Dead Combo', 'Terrakota'...
And we have 'Moonspell', a famous gothic metal band.
We also have a lot of high-quality Indie bands and artists such as 'Capitao Fausto', 'Linda Martini', 'Samuel Úria', 'sensible soccers', 'David Fonseca', 'B fachada', 'PAUS', 'peixe: avião'...
Last but not least, we also have some quality eletronic, hip hop and reggae artists such as 'Expensive Soul', 'Da Weasel', 'Buraka Som Sistema', 'Valete', ' Sam the Kid', 'Boss AC', 'Mind da Gap', and 'Richie Campbell'.
I hope that you like my suggestion.
Looking forward to see a Portuguese Music Playlist (since there are playlists from other countries too). :)
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