Street Art Depicting Fadista, Amália Rodrigues, Brejão (Alentejo)

I’ll be sharing photos from a few of my recent (and not so recent) trips soon. In the meantime, here you go.

Piglet in Portugal

While driving through the sleepy village of Brejão in the Alentejo, we happened upon the most amazing street art painted on the side elevation of several houses. Curious to discover more I took several photographs and sent them to my Portuguese blogging buddy, Sami, in Oz.

Sami quickly identified the lady in the series of paintings as Amália Rodrigues known as Portugal’s greatest Fado singer.

The four pictures are in homage to the fado diva and represent different phases of her life. The final painting is Amália Rodrigues at the end of her career, singing while looking out to sea.

Why Brejão?

Brejão, is where Amália Rodrigues had her vacation home so she had a strong identity with the local area.

xxx Street art in Brejão, Alentejo – Amália Rodrigues

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Amália Rodrigues in her 20s Street art in Brejão, Alentejo – Amália Rodrigues

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xxx Street art in Brejão, Alentejo – Amália Rodrigues

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