Mara Bettencourt is a Singer/Songwriter, Educator and Activist. She was born and raised in an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Terceira in the Azores, Portugal. Mara was exposed to a variety of musical styles at a very young age. Her innate musical talent gradually blossomed, and at the age of 15, she wrote her first songs. Mara has a strong passion for languages and she writes, composes, records and performs original songs in different languages. Her music is described as Romantic and Inspirational with an Eclectic feel. The use of metaphors, nature sounds, different languages and spiritual connotations is very characteristic of her style.
In 2010, Mara created the Bettencourt Music Studio where she teaches personalized interdisciplinary music programs.
She has released one Single: "MoonLight Love" in 2012, one Album: "Eclectic Soul" in 2014, one Ep: "Orig(i)ens" in 2018, and she is currently working on her new project called: "Rise" to be released at the end of 2019.
In 2013, a project called: MusiCaresforChange was created with her music partner Sofia Gonzalez, which is a project that focuses on interactive healing music performances.
In 2015, She was invited to perform at the National Women's History Celebration in Boston, and in 2017, she was one of the finalists of the Massachusetts Solo Artists Awards.
Mara performs solo and she also collaborates with other musicians around the Boston area.
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