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Musician Fausto Bordalo Dias has passed away.

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“Fausto Bordalo Dias died tonight at his home, the victim of a long illness,” Lusa quoted a representative of the artistic agency O Sol do Mundo as saying.

Fausto is one of the biggest names in Portuguese music. He recorded 12 albums throughout his career, which began in the late 1960s.The last original album, “In Search of the Blue Mountains,” was released in 2011. Since then, the musician has given sporadic concerts.

Carlos Fausto Bordalo Gomez Dias was born on board the ship homelandDuring a trip between Portugal and Angola. It will be recorded on November 26, 1948 in Villa Franca das Naves, Trancoso.

In Angola he formed his first band called Os Rebeldes.

Sandra Henriques – Antena 1


At the age of twenty, in Lisbon, Fausto completed his degree in Political and Social Sciences at the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences Ultramarina, currently ISCSP.His first EP was released in 1969, entitled “Fausto”, a work that earned him the Visionary Award granted by Rádio Renascença.

Fausto Bordalo Dias was alongside names like José Afonso, Adriano Correia de Oliveira, Manuel Freire, José Mário Branco, or Luís Celia.. In May 1974, he helped found GAC with José Mario Branco, Afonso Dias and Tino Flores.

In 1978, he signed the soundtrack for the film “A Confederação” directed by Luis Galvão Telles, with Sergio Godinho and José Mario Branco. And In 2009, he joined Sergio Godinho and José Mario Branco again in the show “Três cantos ao vivo”, which would result in a live album..

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Nuno Galopim, Antena 1 Program Director, was heard on RTP3, where he highlighted the legacy of Fausto “the Giant”.

“I knew how to listen to the criteria of our identity as a people and as a culture.”Nuno Galopim pointed out.

In March last year, Felipe Sambado, Sorma and Primera Dama paid tribute to Fausto in the second semi-final of the 57th Canção Festival, on RTP: they then performed the themes “O barco vai de exit” and “Como um um dream awake”, And “War is war,” and “A procession of the penitents,” and “Reminds me of a sweet dream.”

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