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April Concert Picks from Rhythm Planet

Saturday, April 6 | Mariza | UCLA Royce Hall (Westwood)

I first heard the fado singer Mariza at Womex in Rotterdam before she became famous. I immediately recognized her star quality and noticed how she channeled the spirit of the iconic Amália Rodrigues. I worked to bring her to the Hollywood Bowl for her debut show years ago. She performed several times since at Walt Disney Concert Hall and earned the admiration of Frank Gehry and Esa-Pekka Salonen among others. It’s been a while since Mariza last worked her musical magic in Los Angeles, and fado fans should definitely turn out for this UCLA show. Click HERE for tickets and more information.

As you can see in the concert video below, Mariza is powerful, incredibly stylish, and totally committed to this uniquely Portuguese song form.