SW Festival Sudoeste '09 - Day 2

Birth Name: Marisa dos Reis Nunes

Place of Birth: Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique (now Maputo, Mozambique)

Date of Birth: December 16, 1973

*Portuguese, Spanish, German (father)
*Portuguese, Mozambican (mother)

Mariza is a Mozambican-Portuguese popular fado singer.

She was born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique (now Maputo, Mozambique), to José Brandão Nunes and Isabel Nunes. Her father was born in Portugal, and has Portuguese, Spanish, and German ancestry. Her mother was born in Mozambique, to a Portuguese father and a Mozambican mother. The family moved to Lisbon, Portugal, when Mariza was three years old.

A picture of Mariza’s parents can be seen here.

Sources: (in Portuguese)

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