Maritzaida was born and raised in the small coastal town of Isabela where she developed a deep love for the arts and her native country of Puerto Rico. As a blended family, she was largely brought up by her abuelos who inculcated a deep love for music, especially the classics of their times. At a young age, Maritzaida was introduced to the work of one of Puerto Rico’s most famous female authors, Sylvia Rexach, and became enthralled with bolero music through songs like Alma Adentro and Matiz De Amor. Maritzaida’s professional music career began in 2012 while singing for U.S. Air Force Bands and touring internationally alongside her husband and guitarist, Aaron Weibe.
Her debut albums, Boleros Clásicos Volumen Uno and Volumen Dos, resurrects the classic style of traditional bolero music with the authenticity of past generations, bringing it to a global audience in the modern age. This long-awaited album is a tribute to the timeless melodies of Latin America’s romantic heritage and marks a potential return to a style of music that has not been heard in mainstream music for several decades. As a Puerto Rican singer that learned this music in the home of her abuelos in Isabela, Maritzaida delivers a stunning performance that showcases her vocal prowess and emotional depth. With classic tracks like Nuestro Juramento and Dos Gardenias, the album is a beautiful tribute to the timeless melodies that have captivated audiences for generations.
Through her soulful interpretations and heartfelt delivery, Maritzaida takes listeners on a journey through the rich musical heritage of Latin America. Her exquisite voice, accompanied by lush arrangements and an ensemble of fine instrumentalists including a guitar, cuatro puertorriqueño, and double bass, transports listeners to a bygone era of romance and longing. Produced by guitar extraordinaire Charlie Hunter, Boleros Clásicos Volumen Uno is a must-listen for anyone who loves the seductive rhythms of traditional bolero music and appreciates the artistry of a gifted singer.