Concierto with Mariza, the queen of Portuguese song style "fado"

Concierto with Mariza, the queen of Portuguese song style "fado"

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

European singer Mariza

This week we'll learn about the soulful and haunting, fado (meaning "fate" in Portuguese), which captures something essential about Portugal. Learn more about this style of music at, a story from PBS.

This week European vocalist Mariza sings an example of a Portuguese song form called “fado,” and then we’ll hear the Brazilian derivation, the modinha by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Description in Spanish:

Esta semana vocalista europea Mariza canta un ejemplo de un “fado,” una forma de canción portuguesa, y después vamos a escuchar una “modinha,” la derivación brasileño por Heitor Villa Lobos.

Concierto, a weekly program of classical music presented in Spanish and English, features classical music by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians. The series will airs on Classical 91.5 Tuesdays at 10 p.m. 

Mariza will be performing on tour nearby, at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario, CA, Thursday, October 29th.  More at