Mariza / Fado Curvo
Album:Fado Curvo Collection:World
Artist:Mariza Added:Aug 2003
Label:Times Square Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-09-08 Pull Date:2003-11-10 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Nov 9Oct 19Oct 5Sep 28Sep 21

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 02, 2003:At the Cafe Bohemian
Fado Curvo
4.Sep 30, 2003:At the Cafe Bohemian
Entre O Rio E a Razao
2.Nov 04, 2003:At the Cafe Bohemian
Cavaleiro Monge
5.Sep 29, 2003:Told You So!
Entre O Rio E a Razao
3.Oct 13, 2003:Fly By Night
6.Sep 29, 2003:Fly By Night

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-09-03 
MARIZA – Fado Curvo

Born in Mozambique and raised in Portugal, Mariza is the hottest name in fado music today. This is her second album. Mariza has a fantastic voice, and it's given plenty of room here -- most of the arrangements are simple guitar & bass affairs. Her performances are true to the fado tradition of poetic songs sung with heartbreaking emotion, but she spends less time in the shadow of her idol, Amália Rodrigues, than she did on her first album. Very good, easily recommended.

All tracks are good. Fo's Picks: 2, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12

1. relaxed, lovely guitar, strong voice
2. moody; incredibly expressive vocal
3. lively song about a fair, simple
4. slow, heavy-hearted atmosphere
5. depressing as hell, with piano & cello
6. light, upbeat, cute - very pleasant
7. slow ballad: alternately quiet, stirring
8. folksy, swaying: a meditation on age
9. medium bounce: breezy & catchy
10. silent start, sad & heavy w/piano
11. slow, very strong vocal & 2 guitars
12. very dramatic piano + voice

[ Fo ] - 9/3/03

Track Listing
1.O Silencio Da Guitarra 7.Menino Do Barrio Negro
2.Cavaleiro Monge 8.Caravelas
3.Feira De Castro 9.Entre O Rio E a Razao
4.Vielas De Alfama 10.O Deserto
5.Retrato 11.Primavera
6.Fado Curvo 12.Aneis Do Meu Cabelo