Afro-Portuguese en Savannah Music Festival: Mariza Live <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Afro-Portuguese&nbsp;</span>fado<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">sensation </span>Mariza<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> put on what many are calling the "concert of the year" at the Savannah Music Festival. Tune in for a program featuring her Georgia debut. </span>Fado<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which translated means "destiny" or "fate," is a musical genre that can be traced from the </span>1820s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. In popular belief, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">fado</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics. The music is usually linked to the Portuguese word "</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">saudade</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">," which has no match in English but could be understood as nostalgia felt while missing someone. The origins of </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">fado</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are a mixture of African slave rhythms, the traditions of Portuguese sailors, and the influence of Arabic music. Join us for a captivating performance given by </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mariza</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the genre's biggest star, at the Lucas </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Theatre</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the Arts during the Savannah Music Festival.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:00:00 +0000 23420 at Savannah Music Festival: Mariza Live