Photo: Amalia Rodrigues at Grand Gala du Disque Populaire in Congrescentrum (the Netherlands). 7 March 1969 Credit: Rob-Mieremet(ANEFO) / CC0
Perspectives from Young Fadistas” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, on Zoom. To celebrate the 100th birthday of the “Queen of Fado” Amália Rodrigues, a panel of young Portuguese-American fadistas as we discuss fado music.
Panelists include Angela Brito-Baldwin, David Silveira Garcia, Crystal Mendes, George Costa Jr., Lysandra Silva and Vivian Santos. Fado is a Portuguese based music genre which is known for its expression and longing.
Amália Rodrigues sold over 30 million records over her 50-year recording career and was instrumental in popularizing fado worldwide. The PBBI lecture series and panel discussions are sponsored by FLAD.