Mara Sofia Da Rocha Bettencourt is a Multilingual Singer-Songwriter, Educator, Entrepreneur and Activist. She has a versatile voice and an eclectic musical style. Mara's introduction to the performing arts began in her home island, Terceira, in the Azores, Portugal. Mara spent much of her younger years living and traveling to the U.S.A. She began to write songs at the age of 15.
Mara´s multi-cultural background has instilled in her a love for linguistics and she writes and sings songs in a variety of languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Her music is embellished by different emotions, rhythms, sounds, and experiences that have shaped her life. The use of metaphors, nature sounds, different languages and spiritual connotations is very characteristic of her musical style.
Mara also performs covers by Andrea Boccelli, Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, Etta James, Amalia Rodrigues, Sarah Brightman among others.
Mara performs solo and with her Jazz Quartet. She also collaborates with other musicians in a variety of private and public venues.
Mara owns and operates: Bettencourt Music Studio in Beverly, where she offers several personalized music programs.