I want to share a song that is an example of how traditional Fado music can blend with contemporary styles and create exquisite and harmonious music.
The song, authored by Frederico de Brito and Ferrer Trindade is called Canção do Mar (Song of the Sea) and was first sung by the great dame of Fado, Amália Rodrigues in 1955, becoming one of the great successes in Portuguese music.
Canção do Mar was interpreted by various international performers, and one version that I find particularly melodious is performed by the Portuguese song writer and singer, Dulce Pontes.
SONG OF THE SEA – CANÇÃO DO MAR
I was dancing on my little boat
There on the cruel sea
And the sea was crying out to me
Telling me that I stole
The incomparable light
Of your beautiful eyes
Come and prove that the sea is right
Come here and see my heart dancing
If I’II go dancing on my little boat
I won’t go to the cruel sea
I’II tell her that I was singing, smiling, dancing, living and dreaming of you.