World & Jazz



Born in Mozambique, but raised since she was a girl in one of the most emblematic and traditional neighbourhoods of Lisbon, Mouraria, Mariza was influenced from a very early age by the musical culture that inhabits every corner: Fado.

Inspired by the big names and the voices of unavoidable reference, it quickly became a local phenomenon and made her name echo across borders.

Heiress to the state of mind of the Portuguese people, Mariza rose to world heritage status, made the world her stage and seduced the most demanding audiences.

Public recognition translates into over 30 platinum albums and the numerous national and international awards she has already collected.

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“Mariza is a dazzling, captivating force to behold..”

“The world-class Portuguese fado singer transcended language barriers with her emotive, spell-binding performance at the Royal Albert Hall.”

Mariza’s fado was a life-affirming force..”

The Telegraph

“Fado is the traditional music of Portugal — proud, austere and deeply melancholic. Mariza is the music’s biggest star for a reason: She sings it not as musty nostalgia but as exuberant 21st-century pop, with a low, mesmerizing alto that’s as commanding as any pop singer today … remaking Fado’s ancient sadness into a majestic modern sound.”

Rolling Stone