Chan Centre Presents

Mariza

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Sat April 18 2009 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

 Presented by the Chan Centre and Global Arts Concerts

“Mariza is remaking fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound.”¬†–Rolling Stone Magazine

Known for her soulful voice and the transparency of her lyrics, fado-star Mariza has captivated audiences world-wide. She treats the stage like her “living-room where she entertains her friends”, and the audience truly feels this intimacy come across in her performances.

Mariza, originally from Mozambique, is a singer whose soul was forged in the old Mouraria district of Lisbon. It was there that she first heard fado singers, lots of them – so many that their names and faces have merged into the mist of memory – but these “reminiscences live on in [her] singing”. And in the tributes to Fernando Mauricio, Carlos do Carmo and Amalia Rodrigues in her album Transparente.

In a film featuring Mariza and exploring the art of fado, director Simon Broughton described fado this way. “Fado is an urban Portuguese music. It’s not folk music, it’s a sort of blues. It grew up in Lisbon, and was a product of the Portuguese empire and its associations with Brazil and with Africa. I always say that music can be a window on the world, and you really can look at the history of Portugal through fado.”

For more info on Mariza visit www.mariza.com

 

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