Mariza live at the Sava Center

Diva of fado music again in Belgrade

Monday 4th of December 2017

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Popular singer Mariza performs at the Sava Center on 7th December at 20:30. The great world artist returns to the big Belgrade scene to present to the audience live the album "Mundo" from 2015, but also the biggest hits from a rich career. Fado music comes from Portugal, and melodies full of passion, love and sorrow provoke powerful emotions with the listeners. Mariza is considered to be a modern queen of fado and she deservedly bear this title.

Marisa dos Reis Nunes was born in Mozambique and she grew up in Lisbon. Thanks to her, Portuguese music returned to the global scene and today fado is listened to around the world. She perfectly combines classic fado with Mediterranean, rhythm and blues music. She freely experiments with elements of all musical genres, adding all her personal touch. She is an original very talented and unusual phenomenon. Her role-model is singer Amália Rodrigues. So far, she has sold over a million albums. Audiences in Serbia extremely appreciate her, especially because of her participation in the humanitarian concert "Balkanopolis and Friends" held in Stark Arena in 2015. The reason for organizing the concert was the collection of funds for the reconstruction of the destroyed areas after the floods in Serbia.

The current album "Mundo" is the sixth in a row and represents the musical journey and development of the singer herself. The name of the album means the world and this is her way to show the audience what she is like as a person through a brave experimental fado. In each song, different energy and maturity are felt. Mariza made a break in her career for a long time because she became a mother and with this release she returns to the audience. The owner of the prestigious Berklee's Master of the Mediterranean Music Award has performed in almost all of the most beautiful halls around the world - Olympia in Paris, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall in New York, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Royal Festival Hall in London, Alte Oper in Frankfurt...

Thanks to the infinite talent, Mariza went from a singer "from neighborhood" in Lisbon to a world star that is synonym for fado music in a relatively short time. The first album "Fado em Mim" was released in 2001. Soon, there was a call for the "Québec Summer Festival" where she won the first prize in the category "Most Outstanding Performance". In 2003, she released the second album "Fado Curvo" in which she continued her style to world success. The album was in the sixth place of "Billboard chart for World Music", and the singer won the "Deutsche Schallplattenpreis" and "European Border Breakers Award" awards.

The third album, "Transparente" was released in 2005. In the same year, she was named the best artist of the "Amália Rodrigues Foundation", and UNICEF proclaimed her the Ambassador of Goodwill. The "Terra" album came out in 2008 and brought a different sound. It was marked by collaborations with renowned singers such as Tito Paris, Concha Buika, Rui Veloso, Ivan Lins and Dominic Miller. With the next album, "Fado Tradicional" from 2010, she returned to the roots and original fado. The success of this edition was not missed, and Mariza received the "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres" award from the French Ministry of Culture the same year.