Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Mercoledi Musicale

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.

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sageweb said...

never heard of her...but her voice is amazing.

yvette said...

Saudade, Lisboa, of course Amalia!
Beautiful and courageous singer in those terrible years in Portugal. Lately because of her influence on my 'musical' life, I discovered Mariza,
went to see her twice, a new form of Fado, with the same roots.


I'm with sage...truly amazing..