Fine Mariza. Or what it “veil“?
Once, on December 16, 1973 in Mozambique, the girl was born. Happy parents called it Marisa (Marisa Reisci Nunesci, Mariza Reis Nunes). They did not know yet that their daughter will grow up and will become the famous singer - the performer a veil.
When to the girl was 3 years, Marisa`s family moved to Lisbon (Portugal).
The girl grew, hearing a veil on each street. It was the way of life which is given rise on city suburbs. For Portugal this music was habitual and natural. Fadu`s
arose in the 12th century, it was sung by poor people - about grief, about jealousy, about the lost love and of course about dreams and hopes; it was sung by seamen - how they miss families, the house, the homeland.
Fadu is such Lisbon blues, something like our bard song which “grew“ from “a city bottom“ in an intellectual genre where the text plays a large role. It is the city romance in which were weaved grief, loneliness and warm languor. It is possible to find echoes of the Greek, Arab, African and Brazilian music in this music. Fadu`s
sing about everything, but these are always stories from life.
of This genre was not on TV and on a big platform. The unique performer was known - Amalia Rodriguez.
Marisa began to sing in 5 years. Her parents had a small restaurant where they invited to act performers a veil. The girl listened to this music and passionately like it. She wanted to understand all sounds of a guitar. The Portuguese guitar repeats a shape of heart, and its sounds are similar to sobbings. Each string sounds so stridently that, apparently, talks to you.
Then the girl grew up and turned in model a look, the blonde, very bright and modern. She also sang a veil, but once someone told it that this music only for old men, and the young singer passed to the jazz and blueses, but for a while. “I can execute any music - the jazz, a soul, a bossa nova, but a veil is I, this my breath, it as though to open heart and to express my culture, to be a Portuguese“.
Most of performers a veil - brunettes, usually at them are black long hair, they wear dark clothes and do not dance. And Marisa loves striped socks, color necklaces, bright colors in clothes, and can dance to the music which rhythm is suitable for slow sensual dance. And once in the 19th century it was forbidden to dance to this music in general because was considered that dance too chuvstvenen.
Marisa considers that a veil the most sincere music on light, and therefore to execute it, it is necessary to be sincere. This indispensable condition, and for the rest a veil can be filled with passion and jealousy, a grief and pleasure, good and cruelty, grief and hope, and even humour.
So, after a small break it returned to a veil again. Records, plates and concerts began. And the glory came in 1999 Marisa performed at the concert devoted to Amalia Rodriguez`s memory. A concert took place in Lisbon and was broadcast on all main TV channels. Having listened to Marisa Portuguese understood - a veil continues to live, their national property received a new unique vote.
The first album Fado em Mim left in 2001 and at once brought to the singer popularity (more than 30 thousand disks are sold). In 2002 on the FIFA World Cup Marisa executed the anthem of Portugal.
The second album Fado Curvo left in 2003 and occupied 6 - e the place in Top Billboard of World Music. With it Marisa arrived to Brazil where it was met by an applause in the most important concert hall of the country in San - Paulo. After an exit of this album, Marisa was recognized by one of the best voices in “The new direction in a veil“. Yes, it is not those any more a veil which sounded in the XX century. Today a veil is Marisa. She in a new way executes classical and amazingly sings modern. It goes in the way, without listening to anybody any more, having pushed a guitar “a voice a veil“ the background. But its execution - penetrating, passionate - remained classical. On a scene she is the actress experimenting with a vocal and with elements of various cultures.
In 2004 at the Olympic Games in Athens she sang a duet with Sting.
The third album Transparente was written down in 2005 and let out in Brazil. It occupied 1 - e the place in a hit - parades in Portugal and entered ten the most popular albums in other European countries. Same year the Portuguese office of UNICEF declared Marisa “Goodwill ambassador“.
B 2006 in Australia she got the award Helpmann Awards, and in Portugal - “The gold globe“ in the nomination “the best individual performer“.
The first time, having listened to it, I was surprised awfully. You think it is impossible to sing more sadly than Cesaria Evora? And here listen to “the Portuguese blues“ performed by Marisa. Though grief at them a little different. I in general gently love sincere songs and always I own them.
you, perhaps, will also not understand about what it sings, but will precisely feel.
Well how into the account to visit Portugal, for example, tonight?
Or can to you alone and suddenly the pleasure ended, “life deceived“ and other “inflammations of soul“? Then light candles, take a glass of red dry wine and include Marisa. Its unusual, tart, sexual and clear voice will awaken interest in life and will return pleasure. It is even not a voice, and something like that tangible and powerful.
She is able to express all nuances of sincere experiences and will bring down all power of the voice on your melancholy. And suddenly you will want to be told about love; about love to life and that you are happy just because you live.