Tag Archives: Mariza

A singer in search of the right song

  If only she’d sung “Vámonos”, I told my companion after another frustrating show by Concha Buika. I fell in love with her voice the first time I heard her in a showcase in Lisbon a decade ago. She was one … Continue reading

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In town tonight: the queen of fado

Mariza is at the Barbican in a few hours. I just hope she sings this, definitive proof that not all fado songs are melancholy.  

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Tropical fado

My album of the week in the Sunday Times [£] is the glorious retrospective by Mariza. For some reason, though, one of my favourite tracks, “Transparente”, didn’t make the cut. Ah well. Here’s a sultry, Afro-tinged version — tipping its hat … Continue reading

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