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Mariza (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈɾizɐ]) is the stage name of a popular fado singer. She was born Marisa dos Reis Nunes on 16 December 1973 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique. 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. At age 3, her family moved to Metropolitan Portugal, and she was raised in Lisbon's, historic quarters of Mouraria and Alfama. While very young she began sing...