Mariza, one of the most popular fado singers, known for her impressive performances, will perform on the Revelin Fort terrace on Saturday, 15 July. The programme will consist of songs from her last album "Mariza canta Amalia", some of Mariza's greatest songs, and also some new songs from her next album which will be out in September 2023.
In last 20 years, Mariza has risen from a local phenomenon, known only to a small circle of admirers in Lisbon, to one of the most widely acclaimed stars of the international music circuit. After releasing an exciting first album, Fado em Mim, and having a major hit Ó Gente da minha Terra, by the young composer Tiago Machado, Mariza’s career proceeded with even greater success than ever and multi-platinum album releases. No Portuguese artist since Amália Rodrigues has experienced such a triumphant international career, accumulating success after success on the most prestigious world stages – including the Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall with a stage setting especially designed for her by none other than one of the world’s greatest architects Frank Gehry. Her musical partners are only the best: Jacques Morelenbaum and John Mauceri, Lenny Kravitz and Sting, and many more. Her repertoire, while firmly rooted in classical and contemporary Fado, has grown to include occasional Cape Verdean mornas, Brazilian & Spanish classics or any other themes she holds dear to her heart. Her numerous awards in her own native Portugal, and around Europe, include the BBC Radio 3 Award for Best European World Music Artist three times and multiple nominations for a Latin Grammy Award. Mariza has celebrated the twentieth anniversary of her career and the centenary of the late Queen of Fado, Amália Rodrigues, with Mariza Sings Amália, her first full album of classics, released in 2021 by Warner Bros. Records. Through her critically ac - claimed recordings and unexpected collaborations, Mariza expanded what Fado could be, just like Rodrigues had done in the 1960s and 1970s
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