MARIANA Francisca Nogueira Oliveira was born in Praia de Mira on December 12, 1997. Being born by the sea, maybe the waves of the winter sea that rocked her cradle have framed her voice and soul, giving her strengths that seem able to face any challenge.
She is an outstanding student who reconciles the life of a normal teenager with a love that becomes more and more solid and consistent: singing Fado.
She began taking her first steps towards the world of music at about the age of 11 and, in August 2010, she was considered the best voice of the district of Coimbra, by winning “Achas que sabes cantar?”, a competition hosted by "Diário As Beiras". In July 2011, she took first place at the competition “Jovens Cantores de Mira”. In August 2011, she was finalist at “Canta Comigo”, a competition promoted TVI where she surprised everyone with her versatility and great ability to communicate.
Concerning Fado - a genre with which she identifies herself, having as main references Amália Rodrigues, Maria Teresa de Noronha and Camané - her young curriculum includes her presence on Fado TV and several participations in competitions, always making it to the finals: “6º Encontro de Fados de Almada” – June to July, 2012; “1º Concurso de Fado FIARTIL - Estrelas do Fado” – June to September, 2012; “Grande Prémio Nacional do Fado – RTP1/Rádio Amália” – December 2011 to October 2012. She already took part in several shows of Fado, namely in “Grande Gala do Fado”, in Gondomar, “A Casa do Fado”, in Almada, “Tu tens Amália na Voz”, at Fórum Municipal de Lisboa, “3º Festival do Fado de Madrid” and in several “Noites de Fado” throughout the country.
Her first appearance on a show of her own took place at “Noite Solidária de Fado” in favor of CerciMira. Later she also headed “Sabores com Fados”, in Praia de Mira and “Noite de Fado” at the show room Salão Caffé in Casino Figueira.
Her passion and inborn talent for communication is also notorious and, as such, since January 2012 she has been the presenter for the show "Infantes das Coletividades" which takes place at Casino Figueira, where she also sings.
As she progresses through the several meanders of Fado, her passion for this genre is growing, consolidating and acquiring a singularity more and more unique of feeling Fado that always surprises and catches the attention of the public. Therefore and quite naturally, the idea behind this site was to share with everyone who enjoys listening to her in a work of her own.
Thus, “A voz do mar” - her first album - is a tribute to all of those who like to listen to her and to preserve this "world treasure" that is our Fado, a legacy that not only tells us about Portugal, its culture, its language and its poets, but is also universal in the feelings it evokes: passion, longing, love, solitude and nostalgia.…