Frank Gehry Builds Fado House for Mariza Concert

Prominent architect Frank Gehry will design a set for a performance by Portuguese fado singer Mariza later this year. Gehry, renowned for his stunning and daring urban visions, has agreed to create a taverna-inspired stage for Mariza ‘s performance in October at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
 Gehry said he met Mariza several years ago in Lisbon and was enamored by fado, Portuguese folk music that often has mournful lyrics. The music genre began in working-class neighborhoods and was performed in tavernas where people sat at tables singing and drinking wine."It’s a very intimate setting and there is a dark ambiance," said the 33-year-old Mariza , who is touring the United States this year. "It’s a huge privilege to have my own taverna directed by Mr. Gehry."

Mariza was recently nominated for a Latin GRAMMY Award for her album Concerto em Lisboa, in the  category of ‘Best Folk Album’.