Mariza presents his latest album, nominated by Songlines magazine as one of the best ten of 2018, in a tour, to be fulfilled until April, by 14 stages from six European countries, and by the Lisbon and Porto coliseums.
Mariza is accompanied by the musicians José Manuel Neto, on the Portuguese guitar, Pedro Jóia, on the viola, Yami Aloelela, on the bass guitar, on the 22nd of the concert, which opens in the space of Rome, Antwerp, Belgium. Hugo Marques ‘Vicky’, on drums, and João Frade, on the accordion.
After Antwerp, Mariza goes to Holland, where she performs on the 23rd, at the Doelen in Rotterdam, where she has already performed, and the next day she sings at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.
Continuing on Dutch soil, the creator of ‘Quem Me Dera’ performs on the 26th, at the Parkstad Limburg Theaters in Heerlen, and on the 27th at the Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven. ‘Quem Me Dera’, by Matias Damásio, “counts more than 15 million views on the social network ‘YouTube’,” according to his label.
From the Netherlands, Mariza goes to Romania where she sings on March 6 in Bucharest, Sala Palatului.
A day later, he takes to the stage of the Hall Pleyel, in Paris.
Also in March, the creator of ‘Caravelas’ (Florbela Espanca / Tiago Machado) has four concerts in Portugal: on the 14th, at the Coliseu dos Recreios, in Lisbon, and on the 17th, 18th and 19th, at the Coliseu do Porto.
On March 23 and 24, Mariza sings at the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, heading to Germany where she has planned six concerts.
The action on German soil begins on 25 March in Bielefeld at the Oetkerhalle and ends on 1 April at the Konzerthaus in Berlin.
Mariza also has scheduled shows in Reutlingen, the Stadthalle on the 27th, the next day at the Tonhalle in Dusseldorf, the 30th at the NDR Großer Sendesaal in Hannover, and the 31st at the Haus Auensee in Leipzig.
The creator of ‘O Gente da Minha Terra’ (Amália Rodrigues / Tiago Machado) has been a regular performer in Germany, where she received the Prize of Criticism (Deutscheschalplatten Kritik) in 2003.
In this tour, Mariza presents the homonymous album, which was produced by the Spanish musician Javier Limón, released last May.
This seventh studio album was nominated last year for the Latin Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Portuguese Language Roots Album”.
The album features compositions by Jorge Fernando, Mário Pacheco, Matias Damásio, Heber Marques and Carolina Deslandes, among others, and for the first time, the performer signs a letter, ‘Prayer’, which Tiago Machado composed. Mariza also recreates, from the fado repertoire, ‘Trigueirinha’, ‘Fado Errado’ and ‘É Mentira’.
Mariza was honoured last year with the Luso-Spanish Prize for Art and Culture, and in November 2017 as Master of Mediterranean Music, by the University of Berklee in Boston, United States.
The singer was born in 1973, then Lourenço Marques, now Maputo, and made her debut in 2001, with Fado em Mim, produced by Jorge Fernando, in which, among others, such as ‘Ó Gente da Minha Terra’ rescued from the fado repertoire ‘Loucura’, ‘Maria Lisboa’ and ‘There is Festa na Mouraria’.