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Luisa Maita

"The new voice of Brazil" + Beaba do Samba opening set

Friday, July 20, 2012 at 9:00pm

| $18 – $30
Mayne Stage | 1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago
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“The New Voice of Brazil”NPR’s All Songs Considered

“Her voice is soulful and jazzy and the spirit of São Paulo gives the music a tropical edge that is vibrant and enticing.”KCRW, Los Angeles

Sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing, the music of Luísa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazil. Inspired by the bustling urban life found in her native city of São Paulo, Luisa Maita has a contemporary vibe with influences from alternative pop and chilled out electronic music, but with an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in local samba, bossa nova and MPB.

Luísa Maita, hailed by NPR’s All Things Considered as “The New Voice of Brazil”, makes her return appearance with
Sound Culture. Luísa has exploded onto the international music scene since the release of her debut album Lero-Lero, released on Cumbancha Discovery this summer. Within a week of the release, Lero-Lero skyrocketed to #1 on the iTunes Latin charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Latin Bestseller chart. Critics from National Public Radio to Huffington Post and Rolling Stone Brazil and influential tastemaker blogs have welcomed Luísa as a fresh new talent in Brazilian music.

Fans of Bebel Gilberto, Céu and Seu Jorge will find much to love in Luísa Maita’s tropical, forward-looking sound, and her sensual yet soulful voice begs comparisons with everyone from Billie Holiday and Sade to Feist, St. Vincent and Cat Power. Hailing from a country overflowing with musical talent, Luísa Maita rises above the fray as one of the most promising young singers of her generation. luisamaita.com