Art of Amalia (2000)

Art of Amalia


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Amalia Rodrigues was the greatest star of Portuguese music and the "Queen of Fado," a style of music that Rodrigues described as an expression of "a lament that is eternal." Blending traditional Spanish melodies with the influences of Arab and Gypsy melodies, Fado was the leading musical style in Portugal, and Rodrigues at once typified Fado and took it to places no other singer had before or since, performing in Europe and America and becoming Portugal's most beloved entertainer before her … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Written By: Frank Coelho, Bruno De Almeida, Artur Ribeiro
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 21, 2001
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 21, 2001
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It is more than gratifying to be introduced to a truly legendary, yet somewhat unknown, cultural figure of the past century.

Full Review… | December 5, 2006
Film Journal International

A watchable, spurring documentary. It could have been so much more in the process, though.

Full Review… | February 21, 2001

A documentary about the Portuguese singer, known for her vocal interpretations of fado, that vividly demonstrates the universality of music from the heart.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Spirituality and Practice

August 3, 2005

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