It is said that this folk singer from Srijane in Gornja Poljica used to sing before she could even walk. She would listen to the elders singing to ease difficulties of working hard at fields or at home but also celebrating eminent life events and customs as well as celebrating nature that nourish them. Marija would easily remember all lyrics and melodies of traditional chants and today she is one of the few who still sings ancient songs and passes them on to younger generations.
Many consider Marija Prelas as a true gem of traditional songs from Poljica. At the festival Ethnoambient Marija will be accompanied by Marija Ćurlin and Blaženka Franić.