Mariza to Return to Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 10/23
Fado sensation and Latin GRAMMY Award winner Mariza performs at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm, part of her 2013 self-titled world tour covering North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. This marks Mariza's second visit to the Harris Theater since her debut in 2007, and just one of two Midwest stops during her tour in the U.S.
Hailing from Lisbon, Portugal, the three-time GRAMMY-nominated singer is celebrated as one of Fado music's biggest stars. Fado - known for its rich, soulful vocals - originated in Portugal in the early 19th century. Boasting a low, mesmerizing alto "as commanding as any pop singer today" (Rolling Stone), Mariza has been described as "the Diva of World Music" by the Guardian and is a three-time BBC Award winner for Best European Artist. She has sold more than 1 million records worldwide and has performed at the Paris Olympia, the Frankfurt Opera, the London Royal Festival Hall, the Amsterdam Le Carré, the Barcelona Palau de la Música, the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, where she had a stage setting especially designed for her by renowned architect Frank Gehry.
"As a solo artist, Mariza is one of the world's most exciting and in-demand performers," said Michael Tiknis, President and Managing Director of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. "Her expressive range is one of the most unique musical experiences that audiences will ever have the privilege to hear. The Harris is thrilled to welcome her back during its 10th season, and to be an exclusive Midwest stop during her world tour."