In 1999 fado's most famous and beloved interpreter, Amбlia Rodrigues died. In the public remembrance and mourning that followed, fado regained much of its previous popularity, and Mariza was asked to perform a broadcast tribute to Rodrigues' memory, which caused her friends to begin urging her to record an album of fado music. She did so, and in 2001 Fado em Mim was released. It sold an astounding 100,000 copies (4,000 copies of a fado disc would have been considered successful). After this the record company made the disc available worldwide, and sales eventually topped 140,000 copies. One of Mariza's hit songs, Transparente is a tribute to her African grandmother. Mariza sang the Portuguese national anthem at the 2002 FIFA World Cup of football, at the game which pitted the home team (South Korea) against Portugal. By the time Mariza's second album, Fado Curvo, was released in 2003, she was considered a member of the New Fado movement, with a voice reminiscent of traditional divas of the musical form such as Rodrigues. Her interpretations of fado standards brought her rapid international recognition, leading to her being the recipient, in March 2003, of BBC Radio 3's award for Best European Artist in World Music. Her British television debut was on Later with Jools Holland. For the Olympic Games of Athens 2004 she sang "A Thousand Years," as a duet with Sting. It was released on the official pop album of the Athens Olympics, Unity, on which fado is sung in English and Portuguese. Mariza's third album, Transparente, was recorded in Brazil and released in 2005. She performed at Live 8; she sang at the Eden Project in Cornwall, after which she has been invited to concerts and events worldwide to promote Portuguese culture, from Australia to Finland, the United States and Argentina. That album eventually reached Top Ten in countries like Holland, Spain and Finland. She has performed in venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall and Central Park, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Barbican, Hollywood Bowl, London's Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel, Royal Festival Hall, Lisbon's Centro Cultural de Belйm, Frankfurt's Alte Oper, Paris' Thйвtre de la Ville, Madrid's Teatro Albйniz, Barcelona's Teatro Grec, X Cairo International Song Festival 2004, Centro Cultural de Macau, Moscow International House of Music, Toronto's Massey Hall, Sydney Opera House and the National Concert Hall in Dublin in February 2010. Mariza, who lives in the upmarket Alcвntara dockside area of Lisbon, has received many awards from countries such as Denmark, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Her album Concerto em Lisboa received in 2007 a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. In 2008 she released the album Terra; it contains basic fado influenced by Jazz, Flamenco, Latin and African sounds. Terra also received a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album (2008). In 2010, Mariza was featured in the pilot episode of the PBS music series, "Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders," singing the "global hit" - "Minh' Alama."
01. O Silencio Da Guitarra 02. Loucura 03. Maria Lisboa 04. O Menino Do Bairro Negro 05. Fado Curvo 06. Barco Negro 07. Variacoes Em Re (Instrumental - Fado Armandinho) 08. Cavaleiro Monge 09. Aneis Do Meu Cabelo 10. O Deserto 11. O Gente Da Minha Terra 12. Ha Festa Na Mouraria 13. Oica La O Senhor Vinho 14. Primavera 15. Nao E Desgraca Ser Pobre 16. Povo Que Lavas No Rio
EXTRAS: Entrevista Interview Videoclips - O Gente da Minha Terra - Cavaleiro Monge
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