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Mariza
The Queen of Fado

Mariza

Apr 12 - Apr 14
Miner Auditorium

After decades of neglect when fado was dismissed as a relic from Portugal’s past, a new generation of young women has reinvigorated the nation’s cherished musical style. And no one has embraced fado with more passion and charisma than Mariza, the music’s greatest star and a full-throated singer who revels in the music’s emotional power.

With its blend of Portuguese folk poetry, Arabic cadences and African and Brazilian rhythms, fado was an unintended harvest from Portugal’s far-flung empire. These days, it’s Mariza who’s conquering the world as the first Portuguese musician nominated for a GRAMMY and three BBC Radio 3 Best European Artist awards. Her multi-platinum 2008 album Terra introduced a truly international sensibility with a scintillating mix of songs from Brazil, Cuba, Cape Verde and, of course, Portugal. Her two most recent albums, Mundo (2015) and Mariza (2018), were produced by GRAMMY-winning composer, producer and guitarist Javier Limón of the acclaimed duo Magos & Limón. In performance Mariza is a captivating presence, stalking the stage looking like an apparition from another era, infusing the timeless melodies of her homeland with a singular style.

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In performance Mariza is a captivating presence, stalking the stage looking like an apparition from another era.

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The world has met its next great Portuguese ‘fadista.’

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The world has met its next great Portuguese ‘fadista.’

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