Friday, May 13, 2011

Speaking in Tongues: Fado Marujo

To me, Portuguese has always been the language of fado. The old, seemingly timeless music from Portugal, always filled with that special kind of sadness they call saudade. Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999) was the undisputed queen of fado, or, in Portuguese, rainha do fado. She just might be one of the greatest singers you've never heard.

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