National Anthem Fado Amália Rodriquez Folk music
The Portuguese song Composer; Alfredo Keil Writer; Henrique Lopes Medonça Chorus Às armas, às armas! Sobre a terra, sobre o mar, Às armas, às armas! Pela Pátria lutar! Contra os canhões,marchar, marchar!
The style comes from the Arabs who left Portugal round the 13th century, but Fado became famous since the 15th century.
It is mostly played with the traditional guitar. In most cases there is only one singer who sings the fado. In Fado the singer tells about his/her problems in life through a song.
She started her career in 1939, when she was 29 years old. In 1954 she was internationally known She died on the 6th of October in 1999 at the age of 79.
Teresa Salgueiro (singer) Pedro Ayres Magalhaes (guitar) Jose Peixoto (guitar) Carlos Maria Trindade (keyboard) Fernando Judice (contrabas) 1987 Lissabon Modern Folkmusic 1987 Lissabon Modern Folkmusic
Fado singer Mozambique 16 December 1973 Marisa dos Reis Nunes