Fernando Machado Soares
|Fenando Machado Soares|
September 3, 1930 |
|Genres||Fado, Traditional music|
He received his formal education at the Faculty of Law, at the University of Coimbra in the 1950s.
He participated in the film "Rapsódia Portuguesa".
After completing his university education he suspended his artistic pursuits, and concentrated on a career in law. However he accompanied the Academic Choir of Coimbra to the United States, where he sang in New York City (at Lincoln Center), Boston, Chicago and Atlanta. In addition, his tour allowed him to participate on an American television program on NBC. He became an author of various celebrated fados, that include "Balada da Despedida".