Luísa Maita

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.

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Pitchfork reviews Luísa Maita's Fio da Memória

October 04, 2016 — 

"Coming six years after Maita’s debut, Fio da Memória proves that the wait wasn’t in vain. Rather than delve deeper into samba and bossa nova classicism and let others update it with remixes, Maita and cohorts modernize the deep history of the music themselves. The result is a striking album full of spare but heavily percussive downtempo tracks that foreground the smokiness, subtlety, and empowerment in her voice."- Pitchfork


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Luísa Maita Releases New Album

September 23, 2016 — 

“On Fio da Memória, she draws on electronic sounds, retrofitting those synthetic beeps and beats into Brazil’s natural rhythms — those rustling between palm fronds in the Amazon, crashing along the country’s endless coastline, and feet pounding the checkered wave boardwalk of Copacabana.” – Remezcla

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Luísa Maita Releases Single from Coming Album

August 12, 2016 — 

Luísa Maita has released the single "Fio da Memória", the title track from her upcoming album.



Luisa Maita On Tour in the US

March 10, 2014 — 


'The New Voice of Brazil" Brings Her
"Bold, Melodic, Post-Samba Joyride"
To the US This March and April

Luisa Maita On Tour

Luisa Maita 2014 US Tour
21    New York, NY     Jazz at Lincoln Center 
22 New York, NY Jazz at Lincoln Center 
23 Collinsville, CT Bridge Street Live
24 Portland, ME One Longfellow Square
26 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
28 Cambridge, MA Regatta Bar
29 Arlington, VA Artisphere
30 Troy, NY Sanctuary for Independent Media
02 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Cafe
04 Madison, WI Dobhan
05 Chicago, IL Mayne Stage

Listen to Da Lata - Um Amor A Mais Feat. Luisa Maita
Da Lata - Um Amor A Mais Feat. Luisa Maita

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Luisa Maita "Lero-Lero"
Cumbancha Official Store. http://shop.cumbancha.com/releases/lero-lero.html
iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lero-lero/id374893343?uo=4&at=10laYX
Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039208DA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0039208DA&linkCode=as2&tag=cumbancha-20
September 28, 2012 — 

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. 

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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.


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August 31, 2010 — 

First tour outside of Brazil.

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August 03, 2010 — 

#1 on iTunes and Amazon

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