Mariza, Fado Superstar, at the Quick, Oct. 23
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Mariza, Fado Superstar, at the Quick, Oct. 23

International superstar, Mariza, will make a stop at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts as a part of her world tour. The highly anticipated October 23 performance comes on the heels of the U.S. release of her new album, Mundo, which has been nominated for a 2016 Latin Grammy award and was named by Songlines Magazine as 2015’s best album.

In only a short time, Mariza has risen from a well-hidden local phenomenon, known only to a small circle of admirers in Lisbon, to one of the most widely acclaimed stars of the World Music circuit. There’s a reason why she’s described as “the new face of Portuguese Fado,” and her career reflects her swift rise to fame with appearances on some of the greatest stages in the world and collaborations with artists including Jacques Morelenbaum, John Mauceri, Gilberto Gil, Sting and Rui Veloso.

Rolling Stone wrote, “Fado is the traditional music of Portugal — proud, austere and deeply melancholic. Mariza is the music’s biggest star for a reason: She sings it not as musty nostalgia but as exuberant twenty-first-century pop, with a low, mesmerizing alto that’s as commanding as any pop singer today...remaking Fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound.”

Earlier this year, Mariza was named by Executiva magazine as one of the 20 Most Influential Women in Portugal.

Mariza will be performing on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. are $45, $40 | $30 for Quick Center Members, and are available at quickcenter.com or by calling the Box Office at 203-254-4010. This event is sponsored by The Westport Inn, Moffly Media, and WPKN.

Photo credit: Carlos Ramos

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