The Art of Amália
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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 death in 1999. The Art of Amalia is a 90-minute documentary that follows… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is more than gratifying to be introduced to a truly legendary, yet somewhat unknown, cultural figure of the past century."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A watchable, spurring documentary. It could have been so much more in the process, though."
‑ David Keyes,
"A documentary about the Portuguese singer, known for her vocal interpretations of fado, that vividly demonstrates the universality of music from the heart."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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