The flood of contemporary, young fado singers is unstoppable. And Mariza
- with her striking hairdo - is one of those on the move. In 2001, her debut album Fado Em Mim
was released and she subsequently received a prize from the BBC. In the albums that followed, Mariza chose for an honest and traditional setting. Fado with a twist, that's how you could translate the title of her second album Fado Curvo
. Music that sticks closely to tradition (the presence of Amalia Rodriguez can still be felt) while on the other hand it contains all kinds of contemporary elements. Mariza now has a long series of CDs to her name, the most recent of which is entitled Terra
. She remains firmly rooted in tradition but is weaving evermore new components into her music, with great feeling and subtlety. A continuing quest for balance without Mariza ever denying her roots; that's her music.