Mariza – Terra Em Concerto [DVD + Tour]
The Grammy award nominee Portuguese Fado singer Mariza releases the DVD “Terra em Concerto” recorded in the first show of the acclaimed World Tour of “Terra”, her last studio album. This show happened in June of 2008 (release month of “Terra”) in a village near Lisbon with an assistance of more than 8 000 people.
The DVD also includes the documentary “Mariza and the Story of Fado” produced for BBC.
With “Terra World Tour” Mariza has performed concerts on four continents with notable success and full houses – The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, The Carnegie Hall in New York, The Palau de La Musica Catalaña in Barcelona, the Barbican Hall in London, Cirque D’ Hiver in Paris or The Sidney Opera, among many others. A major tour that started in the Summer of 2008 and that continues this year with a strong presence in several European countries (schedule below).
The DVD “Terra em Concerto” was released in Portugal in December of 2009. In less than two months it’s about to achieve the double platinum status.
Short biographic notes:
· Mariza is a Mozambican whose soul was forged in the old Mouraria district of Lisbon. It was there that she first heard fado singers, lots of them – so many that their names and faces have merged into the mist of memory; but their “reminiscences live on in my singing”.
· Her first album release in 2001 Fado em mim (Fado in me), went quadruple platinum in Portugal and thrust her on to the international scene. The press had no hesitation in stating that “a star is born”.
· All of her albums and DVDs– “Fado em Mim” (2001), “Fado Curvo” (2003), “Transparente” (2005) “Concerto Em Lisboa” (2006), “Terra” (2008) plus the DVDs “Live In London” (2004) and “Concerto em Lisboa (2006) – achieved multi-platinum status.
· Her international acknowledgement it’s notable: she was the first Portuguese artist ever nominated for the most important music worldwide award, which is the GRAMMY AWARD.
Mariza was nominated for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY Award in the category of “Best Folk Album”. “Concerto em Lisboa” was live recorded in 2005 and it’s triple platinum in Portugal for both CD and DVD version. “Terra” the latest album was also nominated in 2008, again for “Best Folk” and for Best Producer (Javier Limon).
· Mariza wins her first music award in 2001, in Quebec – the First Award – Most Outstanding Performance.
· In 2003, she receives the Gold Medal from the Portuguese Tourist Office; she is elected Artist of the Year by the Portuguese Marketing Executives Association; she wins the German Press “Deutscheschalplatten Kritik” Award for best Ethnic, Folk and World Music album with “Fado Curvo” (she had won this same award in 2001, for “Fado em Mim”), and she is elected Best European Artist by BBC Radio 3 (she would win this award again in 2005 and 2006).
· In 2004, Mariza wins the “European Border Breakers Award” (an award sponsored by the European Union) for bestselling album “Fado em Mim”; she is voted Person of the Year by the Foreign Press Association of Portugal, and she is nominated ambassador for Fado’s candidature to UNESCO’S Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity programme.
· In 2005, Mariza is nominated ambassor for the Hans Christian Andersen bicentennial celebrations, and she is elected UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador. She also wins the Amália Rodrigues Foundation “International Award” for “making Portuguese music known worldwide”.
· In 2006, President Jorge Sampaio from Portugal awards Mariza the Order of Henry the Navigator. Mariza wins Portugal’s Golden Globe for Best Individual Performer, and she is nominated for the Australian Helpmann Awards in the category of “Best International Contemporary Concert”, for her performances at the Sydney Opera House. “Ó Gente da Minha Terra” (from the “Fado Em Mim” album) is the title song for Pang Ho-cheung’s film “Isabella”, winner of the Silver Bear for best soundtrack at the 56th Berlin Film Festival.
· In 2007, Mariza is nominated for the Finnish “Emma Gaala” Awards for “Best International Artist”, together with Robbie Williams, Andrea Bocelli, Basshunter, Iron Maiden and Red Hot Chili Peppers. She is invited by famous German photographer Bettina Flitner to participate in the “100 most important women in Europe” project, sponsored by the German Government and presented in the European Parliament. Mariza is nominated ambassador for the Portuguese Tourism Institut, in appreciation for her worldwide efforts on behalf of the Portuguese culture. She becomes the first Portuguese artist to be nominated for the Grammy Awards: the “Concerto em Lisboa” is nominated by the Latin Academy of Recording & Sciences for best folk album. She’s one of the protagonists of the main director Carlos Saura new movie “Fados”; in October Mariza gave a memorable concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, were the renowned architect Frank Gehry created a taverna inspired stage, just to Mariza sing in.
· In 2008 the Paris Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters awarded Mariza the prestigious Medaille de Vermeil, for “her relevant services to the arts and culture” and wins for the second time Portugal’s Golden Globe for Best Individual Performer. Among others is nominated for the second time for a Latin Grammy Award with her last studio album “Terra”
· She tours extensively with Terra during 2008 and 2009. In the beginning of 2009 she starts a two months tour in the United States and Canada with 45 shows and performs for the first time in Japan.
07.03.2010 – München, Philharmonie im Gasteig
09.03.2010 – Bochum, Jahrhunderthalle
11.03.2010 – Zürich, Kongresshaus [Schweiz]
12.03.2010 – Ludwigshafen, Theater im Pfalzbau
14.03.2010 – Wien, Konzerthaus [Österreich]
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