(58 min; 2007; English/Portuguese)
Director: Simon Broughton
A BBC 4 European Roots series
Fado is Portuguese blues music and Mariza is its exotic new international star. She was born in Mozambique, has an African mother and Portuguese father and whether she sings in concert halls or intimate bars, her intensely emotional performances enthral audiences everywhere. Originating in Brazil, the story of fado mirrors the history of Portugal, including a 'lost' period in the early 20th Century when it was working-class and militant.