Portugal! The Legends Of Fado. Various Artists
Label: Chant du Monde
Portugal! The Legends of Fado
This specially-priced two disc collection, Portugal! Amalia Rodrigues & The Legends of Fado, features a rich selection of tracks by some of the greatest names of contemporary Fado, including José Porfirio, Maria do Carmo, Alfredo Rodrigo Duarte, Edmundo de Bettencourt, Maria Silva and of course - Amalia Rodrigues. The word for ‘fate’ in Portuguese, Fado was born out of the nostalgia of mariners who journeyed from one side of the Atlantic to the other. With its songs of ardent sentimentality, passionate love, murderous jealousy and wounds to the heart Fado has fascinated listeners for generations.