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Personality of the WeekEsmeralda Amoedo
19 May, 1936
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.