Banco Caixa Geral Totta Angola issued the following announcement on Dec. 3.
Amália Rodrigues, also known as the Queen of Fado, was the great honoree of the V edition of the Caixa Fado Festival held this Thursday, at Cine Atlântico, in Luanda. This tribute was no coincidence, as 2019 and 2020 are two important years for fado lovers and their ambassador, Amália Rodrigues, who this October marks the 20 years since her body began to change. resting in the National Pantheon in Portugal and in July 2020 is the centenary of his birth. The night was divided into two moments. The first one that started at precisely 9 pm was initially brightened with a Portuguese guitar show by Chaveiro Solo.
Then the silence hovered, when in the darkness of the night that surrounded the Cine Atlântico pavilion, Mel, dressed in black robes, which contrasted with the blonde of his hair, took the stage to play Amália Rodrigues' first song, "Rua do Chaplain". The singer also sang "There goes Lisbon". The organization of the event deserved much praise and this fact was visible by the plausible way the artists interspersed the performances, as was the case of the appearance of Patrícia Faria, while Mel was still on stage, singing in unison "Conta Errada".
In between, Patricia gave space to Tânia Oleiro, interpreter of the songs "Old Lisbon There" and "Black Boat", the latter in duet with Pearl, who emotionally hummed "Malhão" and "Seagull" with Lina. In the first panel, songs like "Maldição", "Uma Portuguesa Casa", were also heard. Second panel, after a break of about 20 minutes, there was a rain of guitar and, sequentially, Cidália Moreira hummed "First Love", "Ardina" and "Tenderness of 40". In turn, Paulo Flores, one of the most anticipated singers of the night, dressed in a predominantly white bubu, with emotion sang "Casa da Mariquinhas", "Eu Sou Lisboa", "Nem a Paredes Confesso".
Another equally long-awaited singer was Marcos Rodrigues, who, along with Paulo Flores, shuddered the audience when he sang "Madness" and individually as he expelled his diaphragm voice without any difficulty to sing "Tempo" and "Poem Desfeito". To close the event, the musicians all came together and in unison sang "Luanda Girl and Girl" from the original title "Lisbon Girl Girl".
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