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20 years of career, 20 years of music. 20 years of a journey that began discreetly, as an almost hidden local phenomenon, shared only by a small circle of Lisbon admirers. And what made Mariza, and her extraordinary voice, one of the most applauded stars on the World Music circuit. And a true ambassador of Fado who does not hesitate to take it along new and daring paths, without ever losing sight of her soul.

No other Portuguese artist since Amália Rodrigues has built an international career with such success, accumulating success after success on the most prestigious world stages, enthusiastic references from the most demanding music critics and an endless succession of international awards and distinctions.

It all started with her debut album, Fado em Mim, released in 2001, which quickly led to numerous highly successful international performances and which ended up winning her the BBC Radio 3 award for the Best European Artist in the field of World Music. Mariza’s career would continue from then on with greater success than ever, with constant performances on the most important stages in the world.

In the last twenty years, Mariza has long surpassed the stage where it could be just a mere exotic episode in the World Music scene, capable of being replaced by any new colorful phenomenon that appears in another geographic corner of the record industry market. She has already proved to be a great international artist, of strong originality and enormous talent, from whom much is to be expected in the future. The girl from Mozambique, raised in Lisbon’s popular neighborhood of Mouraria, appropriated the roots of her musical culture and became a universal artist capable of opening herself to the world without losing her intense awareness of her Portuguese identity. And the Portuguese public is the first to recognize his triumph and to pay him with boundless love and gratitude

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Bárbara Bandeira

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Portuguese pop singer and recording artist who began her professional career at age 12.

As the daughter of vocalist, composer, and performer Rui Bandeira, she has spent her life around music and musicians. At age 12, she appeared on the fourth and final season of Portuguese singing competition television series Uma Canção Para Ti. A year later, she was the central figure in the auditions for the inaugural season of The Voice Kids. She was mentored by Anselmo Ralph, and made it to the finals.

Bandeira spent the next two years touring and marketing her talent through social media. Her debut single video, “Crazy,” was released by Vidisco, securing her a contract with Lemon. Her first single and video for the label, “Es Tu,” was issued in the fall of 2016 when she was 16 years old.

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Pedro Abrunhosa

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Pedro Machado Abrunhosa is a Portuguese singer, songwriter, musician and composer. Trained in jazz music, Abrunhosa started his career in the 1980s playing in jazz bands and teaching in music and art schools in Porto. He is a co-founder of the Jazz School of Porto.

Pedro Abrunhosa has made a total of 8 albums of original songs, all of which he has written and composed,“Viagens”, “Tempo”, “Silêncio”, “Momento”, “Luz”, “Longe”, “Contramão” and “Espiritual”, with Comité Caviar collaborating on the last three of these. Pedro Abrunhosa also has numerous international collaborations. Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia, Maceo Parker, Lenine, Lila Downs, Lucinda Williams, Ney Matogrosso and Nelly Furtado, amongst many others, have all covered his songs. He also brought out the triple live album “Palco” and the DVDs “Intimidade” and “Coliseu”.

With a solid career marked by considerable success, Pedro Abrunhosa has garnered multiple platinum records and innumerable awards. He is also owner of the BoomStudios recording studio, where he produced his most recent recorded work and where he is currently recording the work of a number of major Portuguese and international artists.

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