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Mariza: Concerto Em Lisboa
Mariza Concerto Em Lisboa
Actor: Mariza
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2007     2hr 0min

The new album - CD & DVD - by aguably one of the most important artists of our times who has crossed borders into the mainstream. The release will coincide with extensive touring in North America throughout the year.


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Actor: Mariza
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, International, Classical
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 04/10/2007
Original Release Date: 04/10/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Portuguese

Movie Reviews

As good as it gets - live or not...
T. Johns | Washington, DC United States | 03/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mariza is, easily and almost cliched at this point, as good as it gets on the planet... Fado is in her blood and you feel like she's about to open a vein in live performances.

There have been negative reviews about the compatability of this CD with some MP3 players - which sadly looks like a poor review for the performance... PLEASE, if you are a Fado fanatic or just a beginner - you need this CD! The DVD is also wonderful!"
DDS | Santa Monica, California United States | 07/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've watched both the Lisbon and the London DVDs and Mariza's passion for Portugal, Lisbon and fado come outs strong in both DVDs. However, performing next to the beautiful Tower of Belem adds authenticity to the performance that cannot be duplicated. This might be stating the obvious since the performance is in Portugal, but there is no English in this DVD, so if that is something important, one might be disappointed. I only speak English and had no issues with this. Her voice is magnificent, she is humble and charming. I adore her."
Lovely Portuguese fados - nice CD + DVD set
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 04/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The concert CD is lovely, with Mariza soaring over a band led by Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum (known for his recent live work with Caetano Veloso...) They work through a variety of fado styles, from the weepiest love songs to giddy folk dances, each style performed with good humor and power.

The added bonus documentary film DVD is a real treat, not only for the glimpses of Mariza and other contemporary fado stars, but for its look back at the roots of the genre and its meaning to Portuguese society. Particularly interesting is its examination of fado's political and social significance -- originally the fado was type of left-wing protest song, but it was subverted in the 1930s by the dictatorship that ruled Portugal until the mid-1970s. The junta made fado music into a propaganda tool, emphasizing romantic love and family values, to the exclusion of older themes about hard work and hard times. After the dictatorship toppled, fado fell into disrepute, but regained popularity in the 1980s and '90s when a new generation cast about for a way to guard Portuguese culture from the encroachments of globalized (American) popular entertainment. A fascinating story, laced with many soulful performances."
Awesome Mariza
Chuck Kimball | julian, ca United States | 04/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Mariza, if you like the Fado, you will love this combination. The CD is rich and pure, the DVD is wonderful, like being there. This may be the best yet Mariza , even with the applause...."