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Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro


Marina Bonfim is a flutist and music teacher who graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is a Montessori Education Specialist certified by the Brazilian Association of Montessori Education and holds a

Master's degree in Ethnomusicology from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. She participated in the research group "Working with Music," coordinated by Professor Dr. José Alberto Salgado at UFRJ. Marina worked as a musician sergeant and instructor of Music History in the Brazilian Navy. She has been part of Choro and Brazilian Popular Music groups, including the Regional Tocata do Rio, formed by traditional chorões from Rio de Janeiro, whose activities are the subject of her master's dissertation. She has worked as a music teacher from early childhood education to technical education, teaching Transverse Flute, Saxophone, Music Theory, and Visual Arts in public and private educational institutions in the state of Rio de Janeiro. In the scope of her research, she is interested in topics relevant to the field of Ethnomusicology, namely Ethnography, Choro, Memory, Fado, and Amália Rodrigues.

Doctoral Project
Amália brasileira: o papel de Amália Rodrigues na construção de um arquivo partilhado entre Brasil e Portugal (1945-1960)
Pedro de Moura Aragão
Amália Rodrigues’s (1920-1999) recording career began in 1945, with the release of a single recorded in Brazil. From then on, her time in the country turned into an editorial mission, with the recording of eight 78 rpm discs in
that decade, all by the Continental label. Her presence in the recording industry led to an exchange of influences regarding repertoire and the creation of a shared archive between Brazil and Portugal, associated with the prolific career of the artist in different media. Through archival research in 78 rpm record collections, newspaper archives and collections from Brazil and Portugal, the research aims to recover the stories contained in these archives and analyze the various representations – political, sonic, identity-based, symbolic and gender-related – of Amália Rodrigues in Brazil. Furthermore, it is intended to record and investigate, in the light of ethnography, artistic productions currently produced in her name.

Keywords:  Amália Rodrigues; Discography; Fado; Memory; Archive; Ethnomusicology.