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Mariza (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈɾizɐ]) is the stage name of a popular fado singer.[1][2] She was born Marisa dos Reis Nunes on 16 December 1973 in Lourenço MarquesMozambique. At the time, Mozambique was known as the Portuguese Overseas Province of Mozambique.
Mariza is the child of a Portuguese father and a mother of partial black African heritage (Mozambique).[3] At age 3, her family moved to Portugal, and she was raised in traditional quarters of LisbonMouraria and Alfama. While very young she began singing in a wide variety of musical styles, including gospelsoul and jazz. Her father strongly encouraged her to adopt fado; he felt that participating in the traditional music would grant her greater acceptance in the Portuguese community.
The family lived for a while in Brazil, where her singing style was strongly influenced by the musical rhythms of that country's popular music. When the family returned to Portugal she again immersed herself in the fado genre, infusing it with a Brazilian-beat undertone.
She has sold over 1.000.000 (one million) records worldwide.[1] 
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review by . April 03, 2010
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The future of Fado
She's hip, she's cool, she's a force to be reckoned with.   Interestingly, she sings the Fado!    The two doesn't seem to mesh but sometimes, life is full of contradictions! That's Mariza to me.   We both have some similarities. We live at different places from where we were born. We travel extensively and we are unorthodox. We might be considered out of place in our worlds but we survive pretty well on our own.      I don't …
Quick Tip by . April 03, 2010
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Mariza sizzles... she represents the new Fado movement and if you've been to Portugal, you could have fallen in love
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