Mariza is considered the greatest fame of the fado style, the national treasure of Portugal. Her voice is called "magic, diamond, magnetic", and the phenomenon of popularity is compared to the most famous opera divas and pop / rock megadars. Her repertoire is primarily traditional and contemporary interpretations of fado, but the vocalist also eagerly reaches for the morne of Cape Verde and blues standards.
For 15 years of musical career Mariza from the local phenomenon known to the narrow group of Fado fans in Lisbon has become one of the world's most famous and respected world music stars. The artist has released six original albums ("Fado em Mim", "Fado Curvo", "Transparente", "Terra", "Fado Tradicional", "Mundo"), received a number of awards, including Latin Grammy in 2007, she collaborated with the best musicians and producers, such as: Jacques Morelenbaum, Gilberto Gil, Ivan Lins, Lenny Kravitz, Cesária Évora, Tito Paris or Sting, with whom she made the anthem of the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 - A Thousand Years.
Mariza has proved that she is a world-class artist with an extraordinary talent that has a lot to offer. A young girl from Mozambique, brought up in the neighborhood of the famous Lisbon district of Mouraria, reached for the musical roots of her country and became an artist beyond the circle of world music, retaining its national identity and Portuguese sensitivity.