Luisa Maita

w/ Naia Kete

World Music

 

After the release of her first album “Lero-Lero” in US, NPR’s All Things Considered said that Luísa is “The New Voice of Brazil” and “if Maita keeps making records this good, she could well be on her way to international stardom”.

On November 2010, Luísa made her first North America tour, receiving great reviews from The New York Times, The Washington Post and Boston Globe. During the tour, she also appear on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert and KCWR’s Morning Becomes Eclectic show.

In Brazil, the album figured in the list of best albums of 2010 – including the magazines Veja and Rolling Stone Brasil. In July 2011, Luísa received the award for Best New Artist in the twenty-second edition of the renowned Brazilian Music Award and went to her first European tour playing in important festivals like Nuits du Sud in France and Musicas do Mundo in Portugal.

In August 2011, the singer returned to North America, performing 30 shows in 26 cities over 45 days and, once again, sell out festivals and concert halls, get enthusiastic review from LA Times.

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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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