Luisa Maita

Brazilian Pop

Brazilian singer/songwriter LUISA MAITA draws inspiration from samba, bossa nova and pop music. She was recently awarded the 2011 Best New Artist by the Brazilian Music Awards.

Born to a composer father and a music producer mother, Maita starting singing her father’s compositions at a very early age and started her professional career at age 7, singing for commercial jingles.

In 1999, Maita started her first band, Urbanda, who recorded an album in 2003. In 2006, Maita started composing songs including two for Virginia Rosa’s album Samba a Dois – which were considered standouts on the record. This encouraged Maita to compose and her “Beleza” was considered one of the best songs of the year by Rolling Stone Brazil.

Following the release of her 2010 debut solo album Lero Lero NPR called Maitta the “New Voice of Brazil.”

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“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.” – Banning Eyre

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