Singer Mariza has announced that her new album, to be released next year, is a tribute to Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999), and will be entirely filled by Amalian repertoire.
Recordings of the new album begin early next year, and will take place between Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro, the city where Amália sang and made the first recordings.
The production will be in charge of Jaques Morelenbaum, also responsible for arranging and conducting the orchestra. The Brazilian musician was the producer of the triple platinum album “Transparente” and accompanied Mariza in several shows, namely at the Royal Albert Hall, in London, and in the concert performed in the Torre gardens in Belém, Lisbon, which gave rise to the CD ” Concert in Lisbon “.
Mariza, since her first album “Fado em mim” (2001), in which she recorded an Amália poem, “ente Gente da Minha Terras”, has recorded themes created by the fado singer, such as “Maria Lisboa”, “Primavera”, ” Listen there, O Lord Wine “,” It is or is not “,” There are Words that Kiss Us “or” Strange Way of Life “.
Referring to the next album, Mariza states: “This is a record that I had been thinking about for some time. Amália is present in our lives. It is a great inspiration, not only for me, but for many Portuguese artists and many other international artists, As the great Antonio Variations would say: ‘We all have Amália in our voice.’ In the year in which I am completing two decades of career I feel that this is the best way to honor and thank all the legacy and inspiration that we have. left”.
Mariza’s new work, scheduled for 2020, will follow the eponymous album that “has been around for over 80 weeks at the National Top Sales, which led several weeks,” according to Warner Music.
The album “Mariza” on which she recorded “Prayer”, a poem of her own, was voted the best World Music album in Europe by British magazine “Songlines” and was nominated for the Latin Grammys.
Mariza has been collecting awards and awards around the world and was recently awarded the title of Master of Mediterranean Music by Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA.
Mariza has already received the BBC Radio 3 Award in the category of Best European Artist in World Music, the German Critic’s Award Deutscheschalplatten Kritik (2003), as well as the European Border Breakers Award (2004), the International Amália Award (2005). ) and the Vermeil Medal of the Society of Arts Sciences and Letters of France (2008).