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Foundation's Podcast


Amaliando is a podcast of the Amália Rodrigues Foundation that aims to reflect on Amália and her legacy. This project unites different generations and wants to open doors to the multiple investigations that the universe of Amalia can and should embrace. In conversation format, each episode features a different guest and a specific theme through Amália. Find out below all the episodes of Amaliando. (Note: All the episodes, so far, are in Portuguese)

Subject Description
Amália - the most contemporary of us all

"In most countries, Amália had left Fado on a level
unsurpassed and that was a huge help to me. She
remains alive and venerated, and it is pathetic to see
the search for new Amálias when the "new Amália" is
herself, always and timeless."
In this conversation, Mísia tells us about the influence of
Amália in the internationalization of Portuguese music and
in the path of national artists, outside Portugal. Acclaimed
in Japan, France and Spain, Mísia has just launched a new
project: "Mísia - Animal Sentimental". She tells us about
her career, the poets who wrote for her, the affection of
the foreign audience for Fado and the album "Para Amália",
tribute with four originals inspired by the art and life of Amália.

Bárbara Coutinho
Amália: Pop Culture Icon

Not only as an artist, but also as an identity symbol of
Portuguese culture, Amália revolutionizes what was then
canonical. She embodies Fado with her own and demarcated
elegance, uniting contemporaneity, multiculturalismo and
the regional traditions and elements of Portugal. In this
conversation, we approach what was the role of fashion in
the life and in the construction of Amália, which canons
did she break and which source of inspiration is Amália
for designers and artists of nowadays.

João Neto
Amália & Alberto Janes

We talked to João Neto, president of Portuguese
Association of Museology (APOM) and Director
of the Museum of Pharmacy. What’s the importance of a
House-Museum? Are the compositions of Alberto Janes a
dance between the pharmacist and the chemistry of a
musical heart? These are some of the questions we see
answered in this episode.

Madalena Correia
«Bem-Vinda Sejas, Amália»

Madalena Correia is a 23-year-old girl with a degree in
Marketing Management, and collaborates with the
Amália Rodrigues Foundation since 2019. In this conversation,
talks about the exhibition «Bem-Vinda Sejas, Amália» and
how it was to discover the universe of Amália Rodrigues
in her first professional experience.

Ricardo Mendes
Crescer com Amália (Growing up with Amália)

«Amalia conquered the world by having the world within
her». Ricardo Mendes, a young admirer of Amália, recently
defended a masters thesis in Marketing with a case study
on Amália Rodrigues. In this conversation, he tells us about
this project and the constant presence of Amália in his life:
personal and academic.

Lina Rodrigues
Lina_Raül Refree

We attended the concert of Lina Rodrigues and Raül Refree,
whose interpretation reaffirms the timelessness of Fado.
From the 15-year-old who discovered the album Busto to this
contemporary project, it was a long journey. In this conversation
with Lina R., we discover a freedom of arrangements, using
keys and synthesizers, which brings out the quality of a
timeless repertoire.

Mariana Gonçalves
Na Casa d'Amália (In Amália's House)

Mariana Gonçalves is a young researcher at the Amália
Rodrigues Foundation. In this conversation, she tells us
about her work as a researcher of the House Museum
and the support given to exhibitions and product editions
around Amália. What is being developed by the Foundation?
How is the heritage left to the Foundation treated? How do
the House Museum visitors react when they visit it? These
are some of the topics covered in this episode.

Virgílio Castelo
O Homem da Amália - Theatre play

"Amália has the power to make simple and clear what
for us, Portuguese, is complex and obscure". In this episode,
We talked to Virgilio Castelo, Portuguese actor and director.
Virgilio considers himself an admirer of Amália and confesses
this passion on stage. His play "O Homem da Amália" tells
the story of an admirer who spent his life charmed by Amália,
the artist and woman. Who is this man?

"Amália, já sei quem és"

"But there is no farewell for the work she left changed hearts.
Amália lives and persists in the Fado she sang, which will
inspire generations". Thus ends the book "Amália, já sei quem és"
written by Carminho (Portuguese Fado singer). How was her
investigation process to tell the youngest the story of Amália?
How does a Portuguese singer-songwriter see, today, Amália and
what inspiration Amália has for the new generations and
international artists? What unites Amália, Caetano Veloso and
Carminho? These are some of the questions answered in this episode.

Mariana Martins
A mulher na Guitarra Portuguesa (The woman in the Portuguese guitar)

Mariana Martins, the first woman with a degree in Portuguese
guitar, is a young music teacher, born in Odemira. In this
conversation, she talks about the future of the Portuguese guitar
and Amália’s legacy in teaching music in Portugal.

Leonel Moura
Contemporaneidade em Amália (Amália's contemporaneity)

Amália is a symbol of the Portuguese Culture. In the 80s and 90s,
Leonel Moura worked from her image and wrote to her on the
lips what we all knew she was: Portugal. In this Amaliando episode,
we talk to this visual artist about his creative process, as well as
the impact and legacy that his series "Amália" has in Portuguese
Contemporary Art.

Ricardo Melo Nunes
Memorabilia de Amália (Memories of Amália)

We talked to Professor Ricardo Melo Nunes, Amália’s admirer and
collector. Are the admirer and the collector inseparable beings?
What is the “memorabilia” sought by a collector? What is the
role of a collector in the dissemination of Amália’s legacy? For na
admirer and/or collector, what surprises Amália still keeps from us?
These are some of the questions answered in this conversation.

Pedro Guimarães
O Gosto de Amália (The taste of Amália)

How to describe the taste of Amália - Classic or Contemporary?
Pedro Guimarães is an interior designer and was a frequent visitor at
Amália’s place. In this conversation he tells us about the characteristics
of the unique taste of Amália and how it reflected in the decor of her house.

Jorge Muchagato
Biografar Amália (Doing the biography of Amália)

We talked to Jorge Muchagato, historian and author of the blog
"Amália Rodrigues: a vida é um longo adeus". In this episode, we
talk about research methods to biographize Amália and discuss if
the admirer and the historian are unsociable. A conversation in
which admiration does not mask the rigor of the investigation.

Luís Ribeiro
Tocar para Amália (Play for Amália)

Luís Ribeiro accompanied Amália on different national and
international tours. In this conversation, the guitarist talks about
Amália’s career and her impact on the international public. How
was a new tour organized? How was the musical program of
each concert set?

Matilde Costa
Inspiração em Amália (Amália as inspiration)

Matilde Costa is the composer of this podcast’s theme song.
In this conversation she tells us of her creative process and
how Amália inspired her.

Pedro Pinheiro Vaz
A Lisboa de Amália (Amália's Lisbon)

Pedro Pinheiro Vaz is a guide interpreter and an Amália’s admirer.
In this conversation, he speaks about his personal tribute to
Amália - the project Viver Amália - a walking tour of the city of
Lisbon. If Amália is the artist who sang Lisbon the most, we ask
how is that the city tells her own history. What is the Lisbon of
Amália? Is Amália a cultural product of the Portuguese capital city?

Joana Machado
Descobrir Amália (Discover Amália)

Joana Machado, researcher at the Amália Rodrigues Foundation,
is a graduate in the Culture and Communication Masters at FLUL,
where she’s been developing a dissertation on Amália. In this
conversation, she tells us what is still to be discovered about
Amália and theb need to think about Amália in the Academy.

Tiago Torres da Silva
A Poesia de Amália (The Poetry of Amália)

If Amália is the one to bring the greatest poets of the
Portuguese language into Fado, she is also the author of
much of the poetry that she sings throughout her career.
In this conversation with Tiago Torres da Silva, Portuguese
writer, we talk about the creation process of Amália – Did
Amália write with the intention of singing? Which were
the topics covered by her in her lyrics?

Frederico Santiago
A Voz de Amália (Amália's Voice)

We talked toFrederico Santiago, coordinator of the critical
and integral reissue of Amália Rodrigues’ work. How to define
the voice of Amália? What characteristics did she have to
become one of the best voices of the 20th century? What
innovations did Amália bring to the Portuguese music? A
conversation where we travel through the creative process
of Amália and the harmonic richness of her voice.