- Chan Centre Presents
The consummate chanteuse and living voice of fado, Mariza, shares an intimate and evocative evening of song. This highly anticipated return to the Chan Centre follows 2009’s sold out engagement.
The Portuguese-Mozambican artist grew up listening to and singing the yearning, keening sounds of fado music in the streets and tavernas of her native Lisbon. Through impassioned concerts and critically-acclaimed recordings, she has drawn attention to this traditional musical genre making it an internationally recognized art form.
Mariza’s live performances weave her vibrant, soulful voice, and graceful, commanding presence into a singular, unforgettable experience. Her Vancouver visit is part of a five-continent world-tour, in which she will give striking, dramatic voice to her greatest hits and favourite songs from throughout her illustrious career.
"...through the yearning sentiments of Portuguese fado music, Mariza glides into a dance step and fixes her gaze on some distant point, as if she were directing her poetic lamentations at the stars."Los Angeles Times