Pharmácia Amália Cycle
Assim devera eu ser (So should I be)
Catarina Moura, Celina da Piedade and Sara Vidal
In the time of the story of the cricket and the ant, singing wasn’t a profession. People sang to earn a living: it was part of the lives of the poor. Even so, poor though she was, the young Amália wasn’t like the cricket who began to earn a living. Someone who sings so well also teaches others how to sing. That’s why we have come here – to sing Mourarias and Casas da Mariquinhas and the Formiga Bossa Nova, about the ant who also wanted to be a cricket. That’s why the three of us are here: an Amália-Catarina, an Amália-Celina and a Sara, who is also an Amália. That’s why you’re here: to learn the songs of that other Amália, who was a young girl and an embroideress and also a woman and a fado singer. So well did she sing!