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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 Love it ! July 8 2011
By G. Kopy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am so grateful to Knowledge Network for their feature on Mariza which was an introduction to this fabulous artist. The more I listen to this CD the more I like it - the haunting melodies are backed by first rate musicians and I find myself listening to it over and over.
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4.0 out of 5 stars She sings her soul out June 10 2004
Format:Audio CD
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.
This is the kind of CD I enjoy by myself with a cup of coffee at the end of the day.
If you enjoy fado, I would also recommend you to get CDs of Cristina Branco, Misia, and of course, Amalia R.
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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 My introduction into fado: will stir your soul April 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
I just heard Mariza singing on TV a couple of days ago for the first time and she left me speechless. She reminded me slightly of Luz Casal (from Spain), but this musical style (fado, a type of Portuguese Flamenco) I was totally unaware of until today.
If you want to get a taste of it, go to [...] and download "O Gente Da Minha Terra" (Link TV's Music Store offers it for a mere 99 cents). Then, if you like it (I am sure you will), come back and get your copy of her 'Fado Em Mim' album. You will agree once you do, that this lady's singing can pierce your heart and almost make you cry in a way few others can.
It is just unbelievable how awfully long such a brilliant artist has taken to penetrate into the US market (something that, I'd still contest hasn't quite happened...), but at least there's Amazon and Link TV to save our musical souls once in a while! ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Opposition March 1 2004
By Joao
Format:Audio CD
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. Mariza has her own space and style and though the comparison should make her proud, it does not fit. Mariza inspires the Listener even without knowing a single word of portuguese - and that she has in common with Amália, but she does it in her own way. Maybe her african roots help her, maybe the inner voice is more "real", maybe it's just something personal, but reality is that she does sound unique.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fado will not die Dec 22 2003
Format:Audio CD
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. Her first Cd "Fado Em Mim" quickly propelled her to the front of the international musical scene. Her voice comes from her heart so much it is filled of emotion and nostalgia. Fado will not die. This Cd is a true success. Her career does nothing but begin. It is talent. Let us encourage Mariza!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amalia makes you cry, Mariza makes you smile Oct. 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
Fado (Fate) songs are are kind of Portuguese folk singing that blends folk with torch in a distinctive sound. The guitars strum like harps, the singing is brazen bright and the lyrics of the pain and joy of living.
The great Amalia Rodrigues, the most famous lady of Fado, makes me cry. Mariza, with her clear, sweet voice ringing out, and the sometimes-cynical lyrics always makes me smile, no matter what the subject. The bouncy "Oiça lá ó Senhor Vinho", a jocular complaint to Mr. Wine, that bad boy who makes you do things you shouldn't, fall on the floor and have headaches, is my favorite on here, but it's ALL good. If you are new to Fado, or if you are a long-time fan, you may love this as much as I do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent Oct. 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
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?
This is an excellent compilation of songs that are greatly highlighted by Mariza's beautiful rhythmic voice.
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