Giveaway: Mariza

Who likes the fado? You likes the fado? If so, here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets to see the most popular Fado singer on the planet – Mariza.

The word fado means destiny, or fate. It’s a 200-year-old genre of music that comes from the working class neighborhoods of Portugal and although it’s deeply nostalgic in tone and tends to be mournful or melancholy in both tune and lyrics, Rolling Stone magazine had this to say of Mariza:

She sings it not as musty nostalgia but as exuberant twenty-first-century pop, with a low, mesmerizing alto that’s as commanding as any pop singer today…remaking fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound.

We’ve got two tickets to give away to see Mariza at the Walton Arts Center on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 8pm.

How to enter
Leave a comment telling us something that makes you nostalgic. Maybe it’s something you miss about Fayetteville or if you’re not originally from here, what do you miss about your hometown of Springdale (or wherever you came from)? Or you could venture out and entertain us some other way. Just keep it clean, OK?

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • You may only enter this specific contest once.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Walton Arts Center employees and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, March 31, 2009.
    Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won.
  • You’ll have to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.

Thanks to the Walton Arts Center for sponsoring this contest. For more information about this performance and to purchase tickets, visit or call 479-443-5600.