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.
Pitchfork reviews Luísa Maita's Fio da Memória
"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
Luísa Maita Releases New Album
“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
Luísa Maita Releases Single from Coming Album
Luísa Maita has released the single "Fio da Memória", the title track from her upcoming album.
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
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.