Amália Rodrigues – Gaivota

Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999)

Amália Rodrigues was the queen of Portugese Fado, which is characterized by passionate and elaborately embellished singing often accompanied by Portugese guitars. The Portugese guitar is a round-bellied twelve-string guitar that is used almost exclusively in Fado.

Here is a 1970 recording of “Gaivota.” I hope that you enjoy this beautiful music. There are a lot of Fado recordings on YouTube by a variety of artists. I hope that you will check them out.