CUMBANCHA (kōōm'bahn'chah')

n. 1. An impromptu gathering or party.

2. An acclaimed record label dedicated to presenting exceptional music from around the world.

[<Sp: Afro-Cuban slang of West African derivation.]

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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, her music has a contemporary vibe with influences from alternative pop and chilled out electronic music, but with an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in local samba, bossa nova and MPB. Fans of Bebel Gilberto, Céu and Seu Jorge will find much to love in Luísa Maita’s tropical, forward-looking sound, and her sensual yet soulful voice begs comparisons with everyone from Billie Holiday and Sade to Feist, St. Vincent and Cat Power. Hailing from a country overflowing with musical talent, Luísa Maita rises above the fray as one of the most promising young singers of her generation.

Praised by NPR as "The New Voice of Brazil", Luísa Maita received the Brazilian equivalent of the GRAMMY for Best New Artist in 2011. Luísa has recorded with Da Lata and Ladytron and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Lenine, João Donato, Caetano Veloso, Maria Gadú, Mariana Aydar and many others. Luísa's was featured at opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil and her music has appeared in numerous high-profile films, TV shows and commercials, including two placements in the Academy Award-winning film Boyhood.

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