Berklee Blogs: Discovering Fado—Touring and Recording with Mariza

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Lucy Clifford '16
March 7, 2018
Bassist Lucy Clifford '16
Bassist Lucy Clifford '16 recently recorded and toured with Portuguese fado star Mariza and her band.
Image courtesy of the artist

In fall 2017, bassist Lucy Clifford '16 got the chance to record and tour with Portuguese fado sensation, Mariza. Clifford reflects on the experience in the following selections from a travel journal she shared with Berklee Blogs.

I was fortunate enough to accompany Mariza on her latest tour of the U.S., and in doing so, learned about the world of fado, a music in which Mariza can easily be described as the world’s reigning fado artist of today. I quickly gathered that no one has embraced fado with greater charisma than Mariza, and was amazed at how her and the brilliant players that accompany her have been reinventing its traditions. It was an opportunity that I am forever grateful for, and can sincerely say that not one concert went by on this tour where I didn’t learn something new about fine musicianship, fado, and its charming home—Lisbon, Portugal.

Read the full post on Berklee Blogs.