Luísa Maita - "The New Voice of Brazil" - to tour North America in November
Luísa Maita, hailed by NPR's All Things Considered as "The New Voice of Brazil", will tour the US, Canada and Mexico this November. The tour, which starts on November 3rd in New York City, brings the acclaimed singer to major venues across the continent, and marks the first time the São Paulo native has toured outside of Brazil.
Luísa Maita 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 chart & #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. Influential radio programs such as KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic and WBEZ's Radio M have also become enchanted with Luisa's voice featuring her music and driving the album up the charts, featuring her music and driving the album to #1 on the CMJ New World Charts.
One clear indication of success is that Luísa's album was released in the US on the same day as Brazilian superstar Seu Jorge's latest, yet despite her lesser name recognition, Luísa's album has consistently outsold Seu Jorge's new album on the iTunes Latino chart.
Luísa's November tour brings her quartet to a number of high profile venues including Yoshi's San Francisco, Logan Square in Chicago, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, SOBs in New York and the Conga Room in Los Angeles, not to mention appearances in Washington DC, Portland (Maine), Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Burlington, Minneapolis, Santa Cruz and Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Tickets for many venues are already on sale. The full touring schedule is
Today, the discerning editors at iTunes are releasing the striking title track, "Lero-Lero" as the Single of the Week, a free download promotion that will put Luísa's music in front of hundreds of thousands Latin music fans. Download the track here: http://bit.ly/maitaSOTW
Luísa Maita's tour will correspond with the release of Maita Remixed, an exclusive EP of remixes by top DJs from Brazil, Europe, the US and beyond.
"Maita can set a love song to a martial arts rhythm; evoke harsh realities of ghetto life with gentleness and dry-eyed humanity; and most of all, use her fluid versatile voice and a rich musical heritage - from samba to jazz and pop - to make it all feel like one coherent whole. Lero-Lero is a discovery, but if Maita keeps making records this good, she could well be on her way to international stardom." - NPR'S ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
"An infectious and compelling listening experience." - Nat Geo Music
"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
"A bold, melodic, post-samba joyride." - Allmusic.com
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Sonidos del Mundo
Fans waiting impatiently for Maita's second album to be finished might have felt like they were in that classic ketchup commercial…the one where the song "Anticipation" plays as the ketchup makes its way oh so slowly down the interior of the bottle. The wait is finally over, and it has definitely been worth it. Fio da Memória, which means "Thread of Memory" in Portuguese, will be released September 23rd on Cumbancha. The album bridges sultry downtempo electronica and Brazilian popular music to boldly redefine not only Luísa's personal style, but also the soundscape of modern Brazil.
The second album from the Brazilian star has strong downtempo electronica flavors that capture an exciting new musical direction. Dreamy, sexy and undeniably cool, this record has the potential to be a huge crossover success.
These exclusive remixes by top producers from Brazil, Europe and the US offer a fresh perspective on one of Brazil's most exciting young talents.
Sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing, the music of Luísa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazil.