Jorge Fernando awarded medal of merit from Lisbon’s Mayor

A year after the declaration of Fado as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco, the Lisbon Municipality assigned a medal of merit to Jorge Fernando. The singer received the medal from the hands of the city Mayor, António Costa, for services rendered to fado throughout his career.

Besides being one of the most cherished fado singers, Jorge Fernando is also a musician, composer and responsible for some of the biggest hits of this genre, particularly by some of the records of Mariza, Ana Moura or Fábia Rebordão. He accompanied Amalia Rodrigues as a guitar player for almost a decade and was awarded the Culture Prize of the Italian government and several awards in portugal as well in recognition for its contribution to fado.