Cristina Maria belongs to a new generation of performers. Her voice charms you the first time you listen to it.
It has a thick, sensual and emotion-loaded sound, able either to whisper in a confessional tone or to cry a passionate hurting where we feel no interpretation trick but solely a strong capacity for dramatic communication.
It is clear the affiliation assumed by Cristina Maria with Amália’s tradition through her repertoire, which includes some of the most famous fados of Amália. But Cristina Maria does not only copy Amalia in anyway. Her singing has such a strong authenticity that we find ourselves hanging on her voice, inside a register where there is an obvious poetic and delicate shyness.
Born in Bajouca, Leiria, she started her career playing flute and clarinet. She took part in a few groups of popular and ethnic music and was the vocalist of pop and rock bands. However, her heart belonged to the Fado, either to its music, poems or to its interpretation and feelings.
She sings both original and traditional poems with great emotion, showing how passionate she is towards life and how committed she with the pursuit of dreams and desires of her heart. Cristina Maria started singing the fado five years now all over the country and also in other European countries.
The other side of Cristina, who leaves behind the name Maria and starts using Ferreira whenever she is a Master of Artistic Stone Workings and a Sculptor, can be defined as one of the most seducing musical propositions of our urban singing.