Since the moment she was born on April 27, 1982 in the Bela Vista neighborhood of São Paulo, Luísa Taubkin Maita has been surrounded by music. In fact, it was a love of music that brought her parents together, helping them cross the divide of their different family backgrounds. Luísa's father, Amado Maita, was a working class musician of Syrian Muslim roots and her mother, Myriam Taubkin, came from a wealthy family of European Jewish heritage, and has been an important concert producer and cultural advocate for over thirty years.
“If this is what Brazil’s electronic age sounds like I’m all for it.”
– World Music Central
"Blending hypnotic, downtempo grooves with ethereal vocals (in both Portuguese and English) and occasional splashes of guitar, Maita creates a shimmering soundscape that is at once of Brazil and the world on her second album."
– Fort Worth Star-Telegram
LUISA MAITA ON TOUR
SEP 23 – Toronto, ON - Small World Music Festival
SEP 25 – Montreal, QC – POP Montreal/Bar Le Ritz PDB
SEP 26 – Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
SEP 27 – Boston, MA - The Regattabar
SEP 29 – New York, NY - Subrosa
SEP 30 – New York, NY - Subrosa
OCT 1 – Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL)
OCT 4 – Chicago, IL - Martyrs'
OCT 7 – Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar Cultural Center
OCT 8 – Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL)
OCT 10 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi's
Luisa Maita On Tour in the US
Brazilian singer Luísa Maita takes on the work of the legendary Elis Regina, one of bossa nova's most revered stars, on the Brazilian TV series Cantaoas do Brasil (Singers of Brazil) which was recently broadcast on Canal Brasil TV. Check out the gorgeous black and white video here. While Luísa is exploring a more electronic direction on her forthcoming album, which is currently in production in Brazil, she reveals on this video that she knows her way around classic bossa nova as well....read more
First tour outside of Brazil....read more
#1 on iTunes and Amazon...read more
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.