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Fado is meant to be felt,
not understood,
or explained.
- Amália Rodrigues

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Personality of the Week
Hermínia Silva

23 October, 1907 - 13 June, 1993


She improvised easily and gracefully. Some of her phrases made her popular and became well-known clichés. Hermínia Silva also has the credit for the innovation of crooning the refrains, or improvising "trolarós" that made the public roar in applause, during the instrumental part that usually precedes the end of the fado songs – instead of remaining silent as most other fado singers do.

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