Mara Bettencourt is a Singer/Songwriter, Educator and Activist, 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 and calling, gradually began to blossom, and at the age of 15, she began to write her first songs. Mara has a strong passion for languages and she writes, composes, records and performs original songs in multiple languages. She has worked and collaborated with other artists around the U.S and Portugal. Her music is described as Romantic and Inspirational with an eclectic feel. Some of Mara's past accomplishments are: She created Bettencourt Music Studio in 2010, where she teaches personalized music programs, founded MusiCaresForChange, released an album of Originals: "Eclectic Soul", was invited to perform at the National Women's History Celebration in Boston, Ma. In 2017 Mara created a lifelong cultural project called: "Orige(i)ns", which is a project that embraces her own roots, and origins in a musical and cultural way. Also In 2017, she was nominated for the Massachusetts Solo Artist Awards.
Mara performs solo as well as with her Quartet: "Mara Bettencourt Quartet" at private and public venues.
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National Women's History Celebration
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! Linda Whiting
Very lovely voice! Born in Paradise! Very cool! Steven Johnson BMI
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. Delia - Tony Grimaldi
Lindas músicas e você tem uma linda voz.. Parabéns!!! Deus te abençoe sempre. Luiz Antonio Bergonso
Really enjoyed "Please Believe me", very beautiful overall! keep up the great work! Blessings, Peg