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Mixtape and The latin sounds I

The idea behind this page is to bring the South American musicians to your house. To your ears. To your delight.

Ever wonder who the music-makers are rocking at fashion weeks? It’s no surprise that fashion and music go together like disco and polyester. Just like a party your throwing at your house, music can make or break the ambiance. Life can get boring sometimes. And music is there for that.

I’ll start with the new generation in Sao Paulo’s scene. Sao Paulo Fashion Week is on. After RiO, what can we expect from the city that never sleeps and has the most cool kids in Latin America. Good music, good fashion, good taste. It’s all running during the seven days of exclusivity in the Designer’s world.

But this is about music, and fashion has to wait. If you don’t know Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Seu Jorge, Caetano Veloso and Djavan…you’re in big trouble. They’re one of the most influential characters in Jazz, Samba and Bossa Nova music from Brazil. Like Bob Dylan to the Folk world. My first choice for the month is Vanessa da Mata, from Mato Grosso to Sao Paulo, Vanessa has power with her voice. She conquered music celebrities like Maria Bethania, Caetano Veloso and the American singer Ben Harper (whom she has recorded a song called “Boa Sorte”/”Good Luck” in 2007). She has been touring Europe for the month of June and hopefully sometime soon in America. Her music is a mix of Samba, Bossa Nova, pop and reggae. Released her first album in 2002 called “Vanessa da Mata” and her song “Nao me deixe so” hit the radios and dance clubs all over the country and Europe. Her second release (2004) “Essa boneca tem manual” has recordings from Chico Buarque and Caetano Veloso, once again top 10 in Europe and Brasil. Having her third album released last year (called “Sim”/”Yes”) she proved herself to be more than a beautiful voice, but a great composer as well. With twists and turns at every corner, this brazilian singer/songwriter is the new generation of good stuff!

A legacy is in the making.

website: vanessadamata.com.br

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