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More than ‘just’ a singer, Maria de Fátima is a Fado phenomenon: born in 1961 in a working-class neighbourhood of Lisbon (Boavista), she started performing in public at the age of 10. In 1974, she won the most important competition in the world of Fado: ‘Grande noite do Fado’. After that her life turned upside-down: the ‘Miúda de Boavista’ (Little Girl from Boavista) was touring throughout the country and also travelled abroad… she recorded LPs and had to quit school… she sang in theatres, casinos, galas, … she sang with Amália, Camané,  Fernando Mauricio, …

Maria de Fatima

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