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Fado Singer

amalia rodrigues

Born: July 1, 1920 - July 23, 1920 (Lisbon) Died: October 6, 1999 (Lisbon) Known as: Queen of Fado

Amalia Rodrigues

Around 1928/29 Amália began to show her gift to others, despite her shyness, she had fun singing to her neighbors and at events at the school she attended. In 1938 she entered the «Queen of Fado of the neighborhoods» competition, from which she ended up giving up, at that time she introduced herself as Amália Rebordão. In 1939 he worked in recreational societies on an amateur basis. In 1957, the album Amália à L’Olympia was published, released worldwide, becoming his most famous live album. In 1970 she performed for the first time in Japan, at Expo 70. she performed in Rome, Milan, New York, Osaka, Tokyo, Venice, Campione and Viareggio.

Amalia Rodrigues

Café Luso (Bairro Alto): Café where Amália began to expand, and where she also worked several times during her life

Café Luso

Amalia Rodrigues

Honored at the Théàtre des Champs Elysées with the program «Amália Jubile». The album Obsessão is released, with new songs by great poets, almost all set to music by Amália's private guitarist, Carlos Gonçalves. In 1990 Amália toured the world. In 1998, she was honored at the Camões theater during Expo 98, in Lisbon. In 1999 she was honored at the French Cinematheque. On December 11, 1999, the Amália Rodrigues Foundation was founded, by will expressed in the will.

Barco Negro (Mãe preta)

Amália Rodrigues' most famous song

Amália's Statements

“Só não posso é se me vem dizer: «ó Amália, francamente o Cochicho, francamente o É ou não É. Isso não é para si!» E depois talvez as mesmas pessoas: «Ó Amália, francamente o Alain, francamente o Camões!» Sempre vi que as pessoas não tem critério nenhum. Quem sabe aquilo que é para mim sou eu e o público sempre me acompanhou.” Amália Rodrigues

“Fui para fora com uma guitarra e uma viola, e fiz uma carreira internacional. Não foi o meu português, nem a minha falta de espectáculo. Foi a minha autenticidade que venceu.”

In 1993, Amália played in Soito together with Linda de Suza and alongside the the great footballer Eusébio, who was a great success for the community.

Feast of S.Cristovão Soito

Work done by: Rodrigo Calva Rodrigo Nunes

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Amália Rodrigues - Amália.