Fado is meant to be felt,
not understood,
or explained.
- Amália Rodrigues

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Personality of the Week
Manuel de Almeida

27 April, 1922 - 3 December, 1995


Manuel de Almeida’s interpretations of “Fado Antigo” and “Mãos Cheias de Amor” became iconic, but he also made several of his poems famous, such as “Não vale a pena meu bem”, “Por te querer tanto”, “Tempos que já lá vão”, “Longe de ti”, or “É a saudade”. The Portuguese Authors’ Society has over 50 registered themes attributed to the fado singer, either as poet or composer.

Repertoire of Manuel Fernandes


Fado Guide
Fado in the Streets of Lisbon

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