The exhibition "Amalia: Saudades do Brasil" which opens Friday, August 5, at the General Consulate of Portugal in Sao Paulo, aims to get to know the relationship of the Portuguese fado singer with that country.
Amalia Rodrigues (1920-1999) traveled to Brazil several times, where she recorded new albums and where she created, among others, Fado Xuxu and Ai Mouraria, both by Amadeu Valley and Frederico Valerius.
The exhibition's title refers to a composition of Vinicius Moraes, “Saudades do Brazil in Portugal”, composed for the voice of Amalia and recorded in December 1969, when the Brazilian creator visited the singer at her home in Lisbon.
The exhibition, sponsored by Haitong Bank, "makes known Amalia Rodrigues’ relationship with Brazil, the importance of this country in building her presence in the world and the influence that the artist has had and continues to have in the new generations of creators, not only in the music field but as well as in the visual arts. "The exhibition includes posters, the suit of Amalia's premiere at the Copacabana Casino in 1944, scores of Ai Mouraria, and "numerous unpublished records and works of contemporary artists like Vik Muniz and Francesco Vezzolli inspired by the diva of fado" and will be open in Sao Paulo until the 26th of August in the Bank Haitong Room.
Source: Diário de Notícias (available only in portuguese)