Fado singer Mariza starts a 20-year career tour in February
The Portuguese fado singer starts a world tour in February, starting in Spain, to celebrate twenty years of career, while recording a new album, dedicated to Amália Rodrigues, was announced today.
The tour will start on February 3 in Seville and has more than twenty concerts until the end of the year, with visits to Romania, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the United States, the Netherlands, and France.
The fadista will be touring at a time when she will be recording a new album, between Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro, produced by Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum.
The new record work will be entirely filled with repertoire and interpretation by Amália Rodrigues, coinciding with the centenary of the birth of the fado diva.
Mariza returns to work with Jaques Morelenbaum, who produced the triple-platinum album ‘Transparente‘ and accompanied her in several shows.
Since the first album, ‘Fado em mim‘ (2001), in which she sang ‘Ó Gente da Minha Terra‘, a poem by Amália Rodrigues, Mariza has recorded themes created by the fado singer, such as ‘Maria Lisboa’, ‘Primavera‘ and ‘Oiça lá ó Senhor Vinho‘.
The new album, successor to ‘Mariza‘ (2018), will come out later this year, said the promoter of the singer.
The 46-year-old artist is one of the most international and award-winning voices of fado.
Recently she was awarded the title of ‘Master of Mediterranean Music‘, by the Berklee College of Music, Boston (USA).
Mariza has also received the BBC Radio 3 Award, in the category of Best European Artist in World Music, the German critic award, Deutscheschalplatten Kritik (2003), as well as the European Border Breakers Award (2004), the Amália Internacional Award (2005 ) and the Vermeil Medal, from the Society of Arts, Sciences and Letters of France (2008).
More info and tickets at https://www.mariza.com/pt/musica.