For one night only, Mariza, the undisputed queen of Portuguese fado, is giving an exclusive concert in London, at the Barbican Centre on March 16 2015
A charismatic performer on stage and an eloquent ambassador for this much-loved Portuguese style, Mariza was one of the team that got Portuguese fado recognised by UNESCO in 2011. She’s recorded six albums, plus a recent Best Of, and sold more than a million copies worldwide.
Born in Mozambique to a Portuguese father and Mozambican mother, she was brought up in Mouraria, one of the traditional fado neighbourhoods of Lisbon. While loving the pure tradition, Mariza has commissioned new fados and expanded the form in her collaborations with Spanish and Brazilian musicians. Songlines has followed her story since the beginning in 2002 and is delighted to present this special London concert in partnership with Serious.