She is known as the Queen of Fado.
Before I found this mural, I’d never heard of Fado.
Who knew? There is a musician up the street, and he is a Fado Singer.
He says Fado is the Portuguese Blues. He says, as everyone knows, Amália Rodrigues is the undisputed Queen of Fado!
Pics taken by Resa – July 19, 2021
80 thoughts on “The Queen of Fado”
WOW, that’s a beauty!
Takes one to know one! xoxoxo
What a knockout of a mural, Resa. Terrific share. Thank you. 😁
You are welcome, John!
I started hoarding this one, then thought “share it idiot”!
Not sure why I hoard pics of street art, but I do!
Maybe a little control desire
Control over the exposing of street art… would make me a nut bar!
Still a good nut bar can be tasty when one is hungry.
That’s right it can be tasty.
That is a fantastic mural. It really captures the passion of her singing.
She’s amazing! The mural is, too!
Never heard of her before. I take it you have!
LOL…listening to A Blue Psalm.
I am familiar with her and Fado.
Wonderful! So much to know about!
What a beautiful mural! I just learned about Fado this past week from a poet in a writing group I belong to. Synchonicity!
We learn a lot out here in blog world!
I know I do! And I thoroughly enjoy it!!
A beautiful Queen 🤗👍❤
Absolutely! So happy you got to see the wonderful art of an amazing singer! ❤ xo
I’m in love again, young Resa.
This is a gorgeous mural of a true beauty!
Somehow she lived through WWII, and flourished in the aftermath.
This famousg singer let indeed ” a timeless phonographic heritage” this Portuguese song is very moving.
Thank you Michel! I am thrilled to have found this mural, and learn about Fado.
You are fortunate to know about Fado.
This is my first listen. ❤
When I was young the fado style had been adopted by young people, Resa. ❤
I also never heard of Amália Rodriguez before. As I love to say: Blogging educates. 😉
Let it be well with you, and stay safe, my dear! xoxo
I agree with you! We learn a lot out here!
xoxo stay safe!!!
I knew about fado but not about this beautiful singer. What a lovely portrait and piece of street art!
Definitely agree that this is lovely piece of street art. I love her voice!
Hi Resa, I haven’t heard of Amalia before but I’ll take a look online and try to find some more of her recordings. That mural is amazing….but why oh why are they always tucked away in alcoves or underpasses? And don’t get me started on rogue telephone cables stretching across them! As ever, an amazing share thanks.
My fave is after the mural is painted, they plant a tree in front of it.
Second fave is they put up a no parking sign over the nose, or an eye.
Hey, have you seen Lovecraft Country? It seemed like sci-fi fantasy to me, but they’re calling it horror. Quite intteresting.
Hello Resa, no I haven’t heard of Lovecraft Country but I just did an online search for it. I recognised the name of Lovecraft (as the author of many horror/sci-fi/Victoriana crossed with Steampunk novels) and from the Wiki I just read this TV series is a continuation/take on the novel of the same name. It is set in the same location that inspired the settings for H.P.Lovecraft’s stories.
But as usual here in the UK I was unaware of the show. I have a cable package but it mainly rebroadcasts TV stations that are UK based or show local content. The package has Netflix, NowTv, and other premium subscription channels but I can’t afford those. Having said that, I haven’t seen any mention of Lovecraft Country on TV or online. I only just found out JJ Abrams was part of the production team for the show (his company Bad Robot). I will look further into the show – and I have searched for a few Amalia Rodrigues songs after your previous post and wow that lady sang as if she had “lived” the songs’ stories. I listened to” Estranha forma de vida ” and “Canção Do Mar” and her control of her voice was awesome…not to mention she seemed entranced as she sang. Thanks for introducing me to her work.
You are welcome!
You know, you are my official “go to guy” for odd sci-fi (ish) anything.
I’m not sure what songs I listened to, but I have to agree about “living them”.
As with any blues, one can only really sing them if they’ve lived them.
I’m thrilled with what I’ve learned through art in the street!
Just picked my jaw off the deck here!!!! It fell at the sight of this wonderful mural. Epic in fact.
It is an epic mural! I thought it would be a good one to leave languishing here, while I go work on the next AGM adventure!!!
The artist did a beautiful job. It almost looks like a photograph, and on such a large scale. I didn’t know what Fado was either. Thanks for sharing that, Resa. I’m smarter today because of you. 😀
I’m smarter too, because of art.
It’s crazy how the artists paint on such a large scale. I’ve watched them do it. They use ladders, or scissor lifts. They back up and have a look., then go and paint more. 😀
It takes a special kind of talent. 🙂
Beautiful music and mural. Thanks! At first I thought the mural was of Greta Garbo.
I could see Greta there! It is lovely, and I learned about Fado!
That’s beautiful artwork. Such an amazing artist. She’s so sensual! I did some reading on Fado…I’d not heard of it before . Thank you Meece xoxoxo
I’ve actually learned a nice chinkle through street art. This piece is magnificent!
I love her voice and this song!
It’s awesome! A very unique and interesting wall art! 🐭🐭🎶💫
A lovely find, Resa.
Thank you, Roberta!
That’s a very catchy number by your name!
That…is so cool.
Agree! Kind of magnificent!
Stunning mural, Resa! As for fado music I had the privilege of experiencing this in person on a trip to Portugal … it is incredibly unique, evocative and both ethereal and raw. I’ve not heard of the Queen if Fado though and a special musical start to my morning! Thank you!
Lucky you, Annika!
It must be a treat to hear it in real life.
I’m thrilled about this art and what it taught me!
She is the Queen of Fado and an amazing singer! I love that mural and even the tree contributes to its beauty! Great find, my sweet friend!
Thank you for recognizing that I used the tree and leaves best I could.
I also considered the wire and the porch eaves… and it was in a narrow space.
Your compositions are perfect!
Resa, fascinating story. I was unaware of this style, but of course, it makes sense that each region has its own style of a broader music genre. She is captivating. Keith
I’m with you. I had never heard of Fado. This mural has led me to wonderful knowledge!
Such a stunning mural. Resa. She looks like she’s looking over the neighborhood. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve heard of Fado, but I didn’t really know anything about it or her. There is such passion and yearning in her voice.
You are right, her voice is full of passion.
She’s beautiful, and yes, she is looking over the hood!
I was thrilled to see this mural.
Wow this is an amazing mural, and the story around it is cool too. I also had never heard of Fado. I learn something knew all the time from what you post Resa. 🙂
This is Awesome!!!
What a stunning mural, Resa, and I learned something new today, too. Thanks for the introduction and she has a beautiful voice. xo
Yes it is a stunner! I learned about Fado, too! xox
Amalia Rodrigues was one of my parents favourite singers. To me as a child Fado was a tad… “gripping”. Too much pathos. (I like Blues better) Still it is an interesting form of art. All well Resa?
All is well!!
How’s about you?
Interesting you learned about Fado at a young age. My parents were big on American Country Music. I hated it, because my parents liked it, and it wasn’t rock. I do appreciate it now. Still don’t listen to it much, though.
I just finished a quite busy spell, and will catch up on my blogging for a bit, now.
Think of you often, and I’ll be by!
Didn’t we all hate our parents’ music? (Charles Trenet, The Platters, Nat King Cole, Brassens, etc.) Now, with age we learn to give second chances. (I don’t mind Country, or Bluegrass. But none beat the Blues…)
Be good Resa. 🙏🏻
Just amazing you could find something like this!
Very interesting. I have o admit I never knew this before.
The mural is very impressive and painted like a large portrait.
Agree, the mural is wonderful. I’ve seen artists paint large portrait murals from photographs.
They back up a lot, view from a distance, look at the photo and go back to painting.
This was great, I’ll have to check out Fado.
I was over the top when I found this mural. Learning about Fado is a huge bonus.
This is so beautiful, Sorceress! The art is gorgeous as is the woman. And the music? I could so get into it! I’ll be listening to more, that is for sure.
It’s a fab find, not just for the art, but I learned about Fado music! ⚡️💥
Yes! And you shared this and now many of us are looking it up 🙂
May are looking it up. some know about it, but not many!
So. You have inspired us once again!
Such a fabulous mural. Absolutely gorgeous.
Marvelous, Resa. Thanks for including the song. I had never heard of Fado either. Hugs on the wing.
It’s a beautiful picture and a beautiful scenery around the mural
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What a lovely way to discover one’s city…we have murals popping up all the time, one just caught my eye yesterday…I love exploring Toronto and will have to keep my eye out for these beautiful images!
The green leaves seem to be dancing to her music. I am going to check out Fado.
Nice observation about the leaves! I like all the Fado I’ve heard so far! Hope you are well!