Barco Negro

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Country: Portugal
Language: Portuguese

Genre: Fado
This staple song of Portuguese fado legend Amalia Rodrigues is based on the melody of the traditional folk song, “Mae Preta.” The song is the pleading tale of a woman who refuses to accept the fact that her love has gone away to sea and will never return. Listen to Rodrigues’ take on the song below, and also enjoy a powerful version by contemporary fado vocal star Mariza. The singing starts at about 1:25.

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