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Amália Rodrigues

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Amália Rebordão Rodrigues (Fundão, July 23, 1920 – Lisbon October 6, 1999), known as Amália Rodrigues, was a Portuguese singer and actress. Known as the Rainha do Fado ("Queen of Fado"), Rodrigues helped popularize fado worldwide and traveled internationally between the ...

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Biography

Amália Rebordão Rodrigues (Fundão, July 23, 1920 – Lisbon October 6, 1999), known as Amália Rodrigues, was a Portuguese singer and actress. Known as the Rainha do Fado ("Queen of Fado"), Rodrigues helped popularize fado worldwide and traveled internationally between the 1950s and 1970s. She also became one of the most important figures in the genre's development, becoming the pre-eminent female fadista during a 50-year recording and stage career. Amália was the main inspiration for other well-known international fado and popular music artists such as Madredeus, Dulce Pontes, and Mariza.

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