Portugal's Mariza Performs On Letterman genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Mariza is likely unknown to most American music listeners, as is her music genre. Born in Mozambique and raised in Portugal, Mariza is a consummate "fado" singer. Her MySpace page can be found here.

Fado has been around for many years and is frequently considered to be Portuguese folk music with a focus on the sea and the travails of the poor. Above all else, the music is richly emotive and representative of the feelings associated with the long absence of a loved one.

The first video that follows is from her recent performance on Letterman's The Late Show. The song is called, O Gente Da Minha Terra, which translates to "Oh People Of My Land". The song can be found on her CD titled Concerto Em Lisboa. I was mesmerized by this performance and her evocative stage presence. The second video is the actual music video for the same song.

Mariza On Letterman- O Gente Da Minha Terra

Mariza Music Video - O Gente Da Minha Terra

Tagged as: David Letterman, Mariza, Portugal, The Late Show

Daniel DiRito | October 14, 2007 | 11:59 AM
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