Legends of Fado

Legends of Fado

Various Artists

Legends of Fado (ARC Music EUCD2357, 2012)

Legends of Fado will take you to the music performed by some of the essential artists that influenced the current fado music scene. The album features songs by renowned singers, including Amália Rodrigues, Fernando Farinha, Hermínia Silva, Fernando Maurício, Carlos Ramos, Frutuoso França and others.

The 24-page CD booklet features artist biographies and information about fado in English, Spanish, French, German.

Legends of Fado delivers the beautiful melancholy and passion of fado music, performed by some of its most notable historical figures.

Track Listing:

Amália Rodrigues: Maldição (Armando Vieira Pinto/Alfredo Marceneiro)
Alfredo Marceneiro: A Casa da Mariquinhas (Silva Tavares/Popular)
Maria Teresa De Noronha: Fado do Castanheiro (João de Vasconcelos e Sá/Pedro Rodrigues)
Carlos Ramos: Vielas de Alfama (Artur Ribeiro/Max)
Lucília Do Carmo: Rapsódia de Fados (Linhares Barbosa/Popular)
Fernando Maurício: Igreja de Stª Estevão (Gabriel de Oliveira/Joaquim Campos) Argentina Santos: Renascimento (Fernando Farinha/D.R.)
Fernando Farinha: Eterna Amizade (Linhares Barbosa/Joaquim Campos)
Fernanda Maria: Coração (João de Freitas/Júlio Proença)
Max: A Rosinha dos Limões (Artur Ribeiro)
Fernanda Peres: Nem às Paredes Confesso (Artur Ribeiro/Max – Ferrer Trindade) Frutuoso França: Amor filial (Carlos Zamara/Amadeu Ramin)
Hermínia Silva: O Dia em que eu Nasci (José Galahrdo Raul Ferrão)
Vicente Da Câmara: Fado João (Rodrigo de Melo/João do Carmo Noronha)
Celeste Rodrigues: Cartas (Manuel Casimiro/Miguel Ramos)

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Angel Romero has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusicportal.com, worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. In the TV area, Angel co-produced Musica NA, a music show for TVE (Spain) that featured world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina.