Amália Rodrigues

By J Poet

 

On her death in 1999, Antonio Guterres, the Prime Minister of Portugal declared, “Amália Rodrigues was the voice of Portugal’s soul.” Rodrigues sang fado, an Afro-Portuguese form of “blues” marked by meditative tempos and poetic lyrics. In Portuguese “fado” means “fate,” and expresses the untranslatable quality of “saudade,” an almost obsessive yearning for old lovers and a happier, more innocent past. Fado songs convey a deeply pessimistic view of happiness and life in general. Modern fado blends its folkloric... Read More

City Of Origin:
Lisbon, Portugal
Genre:
World
Birthdate:
07/23/1920
Death date:
10/06/1999
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Cabeca-de-Vento

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Tentacao

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O Namorico da Rita

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Sem Rezao

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Aquela Rua

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Fado Lisboeta

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Quando Os Outros Te Batem, Beijo-Te Eu

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