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The future of Fado

  • Apr 3, 2010
She's hip, she's cool, she's a force to be reckoned with.
Interestingly, she sings the Fado! 
The two doesn't seem to mesh but sometimes, life is full of contradictions! That's Mariza to me.
We both have some similarities. We live at different places from where we were born. We travel extensively and we are unorthodox. We might be considered out of place in our worlds but we survive pretty well on our own.

I don't really know that much about Mariza's private or public life. All I know is I do like her singing and rendition of the Fado.

Here are some of my favorite tunes from Mariza. Please, please listen to them. I include videos in my reviews because they serve a purpose. It is not to fill up the empty spaces. Videos are an experience and one that's dynamic. If one simply read a review and then forget about the experience of being on this site, then it just defeats the purpose. I know some of us regulars here, including me, have a lot on hands to do. We 'skimped' through reviews like its our snacks and when we come to lunch time, we are full. As they say, don't snack too much! ;-)

Mariza is mainstream. She's not to be snacked on!

While Amalia Rodrigues was the star of Fado until she passed away in 1999, Mariza is the star of the New Fado movement. Mariza has performed at 2002 FIFA World Cup and Olympics 2004. She has also sold 1 million records worldwide. That's a major accomplishment as far as Fado music is concerned.


Fado music can be a little sad, a feeling of reminiscence... what the Portuguese termed as Saudade. In any case, I love the way the Portuguese guitar sounds and how it meshes with the singer strong voice. Simply great and easy listening! 
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April 03, 2010
NIce info and clips and sounds entertaining. Great job
April 03, 2010
Thanks! Would you like to join one of my Music communities or any other communities of mine? I've quite a handful and you're welcome to take your pick :-) (
April 03, 2010
I would be glad to join just can you recommend which one and I will join.
April 03, 2010
Here is my community; Hi, My name is Harold and I am leading a community in tools called: "Tooling Around the House, Inside or Out" and I was just wondering if you would like to join this community? This community deals with all appliances or tools that you use inside or outside of the house. Thanks Harold
April 03, 2010
City Lifestyle perhaps? It's about living in the city and entertainments. I took at peep at your writings and they are mostly to do with the houses. In truth, it all depends on what you'd like to contribute as far as reviews go. I mean I'd love it if you join the music communities but if you don't have that inclination to write about music, then it simply defeats the purpose. You're afterall an aspiring writer. On the other hand, I do have a community on Inspiration but that has quite a lot of materials on it as it is. From what I gather, in some respect, we do prefer to write about things that others don't. It's really up to you. I hope you enjoy your presence in the community rather than feeling obliged :-)
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Quick Tip by . April 03, 2010
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Mariza sizzles... she represents the new Fado movement and if you've been to Portugal, you could have fallen in love
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Mariza (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈɾizɐ]) is the stage name of a popular fado singer.[1][2] She was born Marisa dos Reis Nunes on 16 December 1973 in Lourenço MarquesMozambique. At the time, Mozambique was known as the Portuguese Overseas Province of Mozambique.
Mariza is the child of a Portuguese father and a mother of partial black African heritage (Mozambique).[3] At age 3, her family moved to Portugal, and she was raised in traditional quarters of LisbonMouraria and Alfama. While very young she began singing in a wide variety of musical styles, including gospelsoul and jazz. Her father strongly encouraged her to adopt fado; he felt that participating in the traditional music would grant her greater acceptance in the Portuguese community.
The family lived for a while in Brazil, where her singing style was strongly influenced by the musical rhythms of that country's popular music. When the family returned to Portugal she again immersed herself in the fado genre, infusing it with a Brazilian-beat undertone.
She has sold over 1.000.000 (one million) records worldwide.[1] 
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