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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Amigos Em Portugal

Amália Rodrigues

Summer. Time to break out the Vino Verde. And while you are sipping away, dreaming of Lisbon, perhaps your soul yearns for Fado. Or maybe just another dip in the ocean.

Here's a taste of Amália Rodrigues, "the queen of Fado." The music's godmother. The Billie Holiday of Portugal.

Soak up that amazing, haunting voice as you drink up the Vino Verde. And wipe a tear from your eye.

  • Amêndoa Amarga
  • Alfama

    I was first introduced to Amália Rodrigues by the Durutti Column's 1994 album Sex and Death. Vini Reilly sampled Amália's voice, mimicing her other worldly vocal with his guitar in the track "Fado." Thanks Vini.

  • Fado -- The Durutti Column

  • happy summer
    Amália Rodrigues photo courtesy of wikipedia


    At 4:19 AM, Blogger MixAway said...

    As you say, and Thanks for the Introduction!

    At 6:23 AM, Blogger Bruno said...

    A nice surprise to find fado here! :)


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