On the heels of the death of Mercedes Sosa comes the 10th anniversary of the death of the great fado artist Amália Rodrigues. I was asked to go to a commemoration last evening but wasn't able to make it. I saw her perform live many years ago in Ottawa and the raw emotion of her singing stays in my mind even now.
Here she is in 1969 singing one of her signature song: Solidao
In this documentary made in 1999 she talks about the film that brought her worldwide attention.