Adega Machado – Fado & Food Group
26 July 2017
AMÁLIA RODRIGUES AND OUM KALTHOUMM, WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN COMMON?
Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999) and Oum Kalthoumm (1898-1975), are arguably two of the greatest female singers ever. They have in common, several factors and episodes of Life.
If Oum Kalthoumm is the greatest voice in the Arab world, myth in life, Amália Rodrigues is the greatest voice of Fado and of Portugal, also a myth in life.
If Oum Kalthoumm canceled a military strike in Benghazi because it was considered that the “Fourth Pyramid” should not be disturbed by the war, Amalia Rodrigues did cancel a guerrilla attack in Beirut because it was thought that the concert of the “Queen of Fado “Should happen without a hitch.
Other correspondence, listening to Amália Rodrigues in her Iberian “Porompompero” and “People Who Washes in Rio” transports us to an ambience that intersect with the famous “Al Atlal” of Oum Kalthoumm.