Mariza is a huge star in Portugal singing fado, a kind of Portuguese blues. Fado means fate, and the songs are full of longing and melancholy but are never heavy. When Mariza sings in her luscious voice, we can acknowledge our mortality and insignificance yet still find happiness in the beauty of the song.  Details for her show at Stanford’s Bing Hall can be found here. For her shows at SFJAZZ, details here. 

Songs of Longing and Fate from Mariza 18 October,2017Cy Musiker

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Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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