Brazilian singer Luísa Maita on tour in July

June 19, 2012 — 


Brazilian siren Luísa Maita is returning to North America with her signature mix of samba, alternative pop and downtempo electronica. Hailed by NPR as "The New Voice of Brazil," Luísa Maita will be previewing new material from her forthcoming album to be released in early 2012.

Luísa Maita has been busy since the release of her critically-acclaimed debut album Lero-Lero on Cumbancha Discovery in 2010. In 2011 Luísa won the Best New Artist award at the Brazilian Music Awards, the local version of the GRAMMY and she was featured both on-screen and in the soundtrack for the major motion picture Estamos Juntos directed by Tony Venturi performing a revamped version of her hit song "Lero-Lero" (check out the video here) . She also embarked upon her first European tour playing at the renowned festivals Musicas do Mundo (Portugal) and Nuits du Sud (France). Earlier this year she appeared on the prestigious tribute album for Caetano Veloso alongside Marcelo CameloDevandra BenhartCeuMariana AydarJorge Drexler and others.


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, Luísa has quickly earned a place at the pinnacle of Brazil's vibrant music scene.



THU July 19 Minneapolis, MN Dakota Jazz Club
FRI July 20 Chicago, IL Mayne Stage
SAT July 21 Cambridge, MA Regatta Bar
SUN July 22 Burlington, VT TBA
TUE July 24 New York City, NY City Winery    FREE  
THU July 26 Montreal, QC Théåtre Rialto
FRI July 27 Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum
SUN July 29 Pasadena, CA Levitt Pavilion   FREE  
MON July 30 Santa Cruz, CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center
TUE July 31 San Francisco, CA Yoshi's Jazz Club
WED Aug 1 San Diego, CA Anthology


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