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Fado Em Mim

Mariza Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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1. Loucura
2. Poetas
3. Chuva
4. Maria Lisboa
5. O Gente Da Minha Terra
6. Que Deus Me Perdoe
7. Ha Festa Na Mouraria
8. Terra D'agua
9. Oica La O Senhor Vinho
10. Por Ti!
11. Oxala
12. Barco Negro
13. Bonus Track

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If the legendary singer Amália Rodrigues is the queen of fado, the national song genre of Portugal, this debut by Mariza announces her coronation as its crown princess of the 21st century. This twentysomething, Mozambique-born beauty of Portuguese, Spanish, German, African, and Indian descent rapidly rose from the Mouraria district of Lisbon to become fado's newest and brightest star. The 12 selections on this recording are arranged in chamber-style ensembles consisting of bass, piano, classical guitar, and its 12-stringed, Portuguese cousin, the Portuguese viola. Songs like "O Gente Da Minha Terra" and the traditional "Por Ti" ring with a haunting feeling of saudade well beyond Mariza's years. "Maria Lisboa," "Ha Fest Na Mouraria" (with cellist Davide Zaccaria), and "Barco Negro" are peppered with Iberian and African-flavored percussion. Mariza sings these songs of love, God, and country with a youthful vitality that proves that fado is alive and well. --Eugene Holley Jr.

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5.0 out of 5 stars wicked freaking good May 9 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
On a trip to Portugal last year, my group inexplicably voted to go to a Leonardo DiCaprio movie (in Portuguese subtitles!) instead of a traditional Fado show. Well, now that I have finally discovered what Fado really is by listening to Mariza's Fado em mim, to say that I feel deprived would be a massive understatement. In short, this is some of the most breathtaking music I have ever heard. My great-grandparents' home country of Portugal is beautiful beyond description, and Mariza's music definitely does it justice.
I don't understand the exact words she's saying, but her emotions and passion are loud and clear. "O Gente da Minha Terra" sounds very mournful and pleading, while not by any means melodramatic. The guitars and instrumentation on this album is masterful and adds to Mariza's beautiful voice many more layers of emotion. It sounds traditional (no "new-age" Yanni synthesizer crap) without being hokey. The bass (I assume it is a bass) in the beginning of "Por Ti!" sounds very American Jazzy. Whatever that means. What I'm trying to say is it doesn't sound too "old-World-y," like the only people who would listen to it are your mother or grandfather. Dude, it's really good. Don't deny yourself.
"Terra d'Agua"
I have trouble describing the layers of emotion I hear in this song. It's just freaking beautiful.
"Oica La O Senhor Vinho"
The beat of this song is awesome. It totally makes me think of going to Rhode Island for a weekend family reunion - I know, you're like "family reunions suck, Rhode Island sucks-" but dude, I'm talking about Portuguese-American cuisine here! Hell yeah! This whole album makes me feel so good. It makes me want to learn Portuguese.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How I came to love Mariza May 20 2003
Format:Audio CD
It was an accident, really. I'd just gotten back from two weeks in Lisboa where I'd purchased a bunch of Amalia Rodrigues recordings. I have always loved Amalia and considered her one of the great voices of the 20th Century. I decided to go on line and Google the word fado to see what would turn up. As luck (fate, destiny?) would have it I found a link to a Boston radio station that had what turned out to be an interview with Mariza. Thing was, I wasn't really paying attention when I clicked on the "listen" icon and didn't know that this was Mariza. Well, once I heard her I started paying attention big time. At first I thought I was hearing Amalia but I soon realized that I was hearing a great new voice. As soon as the interview was over I signed on to Amazon and bought Fado em Mim.
This album is extraordinary for the consistantly high quality of every cut. To hear Mariza sing the old favorites (like Barco Negro, Ha Festa da Mouraria and Maria Lisboa) was like hearing them afresh and for the first time. Her rendition of O Gente da minha Terra brings me near to tears every time I hear it, and the alternate cut with piano accompaniment (its not listed) was a revelation of how Fado can be both old and new at the same time.
Mariza brings a modern and respectful sensibility to an old genre that was looked on as music only "Old" people --such as myself-- listen to. A voice like Mariza's attracts both young and old listeners, as well as some of the best musicians in Portugal. This is a must have album whether you are a fan of Fado or not. Mariza is one of the great voices of the 21st century.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificient in Every Respect Sept. 6 2002
By rkoch57
Format:Audio CD
This is a beautiful album in every respect. The song selection is impeccable: the classiest of the classiest. The arrangements are wonderfully executed in every aspect and, even though the songs are well known to anyone with even the most casual familiarity with the Portuguese fado, the musicians deftly pay homage to the original interpretations while adding a modern (some would say "jazz") flavor. But above all is the beautifully delicate, yet powerful voice of Mariza. Mariza has been criticized in some circles for being too similar to a young Amalia. In the sports world, this would be roughly analogous to dismissing Barry Bonds as "just another Willie Mays". The range, the phrasing, and the sheer beauty of her voice transcends any differences in language and/or culture for even the novice listener. Even if you do not speak Portuguese, you can certainly appreciate the beauty of her voice and feel the pain and suffering that is fado. In particular, I point to "Maria Lisboa" and "Barco Negro", two of Amailia's signature songs. Mariza executes the vocal interpretations to perfection: while there is a definite 21st century twinge in her voice, she strays only so slightly from the classic Amalia performances. It's a little bit like watching your favorite classic movie or TV reruns on DVD; the beauty of the original combine with the technology of the present and create an exquisite fusion of the two ages.
If you are going to buy just one foreign language recording this year, make it this one. I absolutely guarantee that you will enjoy and appreciate it as much after the fiftieth plyaing as you did after the first. I certainly have.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fado's Rising Star April 19 2002
Format:Audio CD
I had a passing interest in Portuguese fado, so when the opportunity presented itself to see a free fado performance at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage in Washington, D.C., I naively went, not knowing what was in store for me. The evening's performer, the fadista Mariza, is making her first tour of the U.S. If you get a chance to see her, go! She's a mesmerizing performer, with an almost unearthly presence and beauty. She had the audience at the Kennedy Center in the palm of her hand by the end of the first song. I'm not ashamed to admit that I had tears in my eyes by the end of the song. The expressive, emotional interpretation of song is, of course, what fado singing is about, but Mariza's singing has a freshness and intensity that is almost startling.
A favorite of her performance, and one of the standouts on this album, is the visceral "Barco Negro," the lament of a woman whose lover has just gone to sea. On other cuts from this albut, Mariza runs the gamut of emotions, from jubilation to deepest melancholy, with every shade of feeling in between.
The only reason (perhaps unjust) that I give this album four stars rather than five is that it pales beside the memory of her live performance. By the way, this performance can be viewed online at the Kennedy Center's Millenium stage performance archive... by entering 'Mariza' into the site's search engine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it !
I am so grateful to Knowledge Network for their feature on Mariza which was an introduction to this fabulous artist. Read more
Published on July 8 2011 by G. Kopy
4.0 out of 5 stars She sings her soul out
I consider that Mariza has a very personal style to sing fado. She has a great voice and her songs display a wide range of vivid emotions. Read more
Published on June 10 2004 by Alejandro Mellado-Balderas
5.0 out of 5 stars My introduction into fado: will stir your soul
I just heard Mariza singing on TV a couple of days ago for the first time and she left me speechless. Read more
Published on April 1 2004 by Manny Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Opposition
Sorry everyone, I do not see a connection to Amália other than singing Fado. It would be like comparing Acqua to Rickie Lee Jones just because they sung Pop music in times. Read more
Published on March 1 2004 by Joao
5.0 out of 5 stars Fado will not die
Close the eyes and listen to this disc. What would you say afterwards? I say it to you, it acts of Mariza. It is the new hope of Fado. Read more
Published on Dec 22 2003 by Ralph LOHIER
5.0 out of 5 stars Amalia makes you cry, Mariza makes you smile
Fado (Fate) songs are are kind of Portuguese folk singing that blends folk with torch in a distinctive sound. Read more
Published on Oct. 13 2003 by Joanna Daneman
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
How can someone as ignorant as the reviewer who gave this cd one star say they want this music for his/her funeral, do you know what fado is in the first place? Read more
Published on Oct. 13 2003 by "ggzeta"
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
How can someone as ignorant as the reviewer who gave this cd one star say they want this music for his/her funeral, do you know what fado is in the first place? Read more
Published on Oct. 10 2003 by "ggzeta"
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Best CD I've gotten in the last 2 or 3 years!
I happened to select this CD in late 2002 as a free premium for pledging money to a world music radio show; I wanted to add a Fado CD to my collection since I had heard bits of... Read more
Published on June 2 2003 by Joseph S. Allegretti
5.0 out of 5 stars A Voice For All the World !
You need not speak or understand Portuguese, as I do not, to realize immediately that this woman's voice belongs to all humanity. Read more
Published on May 9 2003 by P. Microulis
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