Fado music phenomenon Mariza is headed on a North American tour once again to support her latest album, the self-titled Mariza! Giving fans a chance to hear new material, the tour also confirms Mariza's transition from local hero to international world music star, bringing the mesmerising bittersweet balladry of her native Portugal to the international stage.
Passionate and generally imbued with melancholy, Fado is often referred to as Portugal's answer to the blues. Yet Mariza delicately balances the darkness of the traditional form with humour and enthusiasm, embracing the dramatic moments and cinching her place as the art form's reigning queen. The songstress' distinctive voice evokes longing and romance, so prepare to fall in love!