Mariza (Centro Cultural de Viana do Castelo)

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Mariza (born Marisa dos Reis Nunes, 1973, Mozambique) is a popular fado singer. At age three, her family moved to Portugal, and she was raised in Lisbon’s historic quarters of Mouraria and Alfama. While very young she began singing in a wide variety of musical styles, including gospel, soul and jazz. Her father strongly encouraged her to adopt fado. Mariza was the first Portuguese musician nominated for a GRAMMY and three BBC Radio 3 Best European Artist awards. Her multi-platinum 2008 album Terra introduced an international sensibility with a scintillating mix of songs from Brazil, Cuba, Cape Verde and, of course, Portugal. The debut album was Fado em Mim (2001). In 2010’s Fado Tradicional, after 5 more works, she returned to her roots, revisiting classic songs in an intimate setting, backed only by acoustic guitar. Five years after was released Fado Tradicional and the Mariza’s long-awaited new album, Mundo, was produced by guitarist Javier Limón in 2015.

Discography:

Fado em Mim (2001)
Fado Curvo (2003)
Live in London (2005) DVD
Transparente (2005)
Concerto em Lisboa (2006) DVD and CD
Terra (2008)
Fado Tradicional (2010)
Mundo (2015)

The band: Mariza (vocals); Pedro Jóia (classical guitar); José Manuel Neto (Portuguese guitar); Hugo “Vicky” Marques (drums, percussion); Fernando “Yami” Araújo (bass)

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