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

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Esmeralda Amoedo

19 May, 1936

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Ever since she was a small child Esmeralda felt the urge to sing. She would sit by the radio listening to fados. But her mother, a seamstress, didn’t want her to sing. However Esmeralda’s will was strong. The neighbours encouraged her and gave her a small shawl she would wear every afternoon to sing some of the fados she had learned in the radio.

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