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- Mariza and the Story of Fado (film screening)
Mariza and the Story of Fado (film screening)
Presented by the Chan Centre in partnership with The Cinematheque
Captivating and internationally acclaimed Portuguese-Mozambican singer Mariza stars in this compelling documentary film that traces the history of fado back to its origins in the streets of Lisbon during the early 19th century. Often referred to as the ‘Portuguese Blues,’ this beautiful and evocative traditional music conveys the poetry of love through song, rich with sorrow and longing.
Mariza and the Story of Fado features performances by Mariza both in traditional concert halls and informal Lisbon clubs, archive footage of Amalia Rodrigues and other fado performers, interviews with historians and the first broadcast of fado on TV.
UK, 2006. Directed by Simon Broughton.