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.
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  • Linda Whiting

    Linda Whiting Amesbury, MA

    You took me back to my youth. Your voice is elegant and your passion flows out of you like clear water. Never Stop! Never Stop!

    You took me back to my youth. Your voice is elegant and your passion flows out of you like clear water. Never Stop! Never Stop!

  • Brian Frechette

    Brian Frechette Newburyport, MA

    You have tremendous talent and a beautiful voice. Very lyrical and precise phrasing. Look forward to listening to your CD!

    You have tremendous talent and a beautiful voice. Very lyrical and precise phrasing. Look forward to listening to your CD!

  • Delia-Tony Grimaldi

    Delia-Tony Grimaldi Amesbury, MA

    Loved your music and the variety of rhythms you used and the story you tell. Continue to find yourself in your music and your love.

    Loved your music and the variety of rhythms you used and the story you tell. Continue to find yourself in your music and your love.

  • Atul

    Atul India

    Nice music, keep going well

    Nice music, keep going well

  • SOfia Gonzalez

    SOfia Gonzalez Boston MA

    Beautiful Work Mara!

    Beautiful Work Mara!

  • Karishma

    Karishma Salem, MA

    Gorgeous voice! I love your singing.

    Gorgeous voice! I love your singing.

  • Paul Amirault

    Paul Amirault Newmarket, NH

    Hi Mara, I'm originally from the North Shore area:) Really enjoy your wonderful voice ! Maybe someday you will sing one of my new songs:)!! Paul A. Newmarket,NH

    Hi Mara,

    I'm originally from the North Shore areasmile Really enjoy your wonderful voice ! Maybe someday you will sing one of my new songssmile!! Paul A. Newmarket,NH