Fado singer Carlos do Carmo dies

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 01-01-2021 17:22:00 · 0 Comments

Fado singer Carlos do Carmo died this morning (January 1) at the age of 81 at the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon.

The news was forwarded to the Lusa news agency by his son Alfredo do Carmo.

Born in Lisbon on December 21, 1939, Carlos do Carmo was the son of Fado singer Lucília do Carmo (1919-1998) and bookseller Alfredo Almeida, owners of the Fado house O Faia, where he began to sing, until he began his artistic career in 1964.

Winner of the Latin Career Grammy, which he received in 2014, his career saw him grace the main stages of the world, from Olympia, in Paris, to the Frankfurt Opera, from 'Canecão', in Rio de Janeiro, to the Royal Albert Hall, in London.

The Encyclopedia of Portuguese Music in the 20th Century cites Carlos do Carmo as "one of the greatest references" in Fado.

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