Tua

Tua

by Maria Bethânia
     
 

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The twin release to the festive Encanteria, Tua is a collection of reflective love songs by Maria Bethânia that only confirms her creative renaissance in the 2000s. As in all of her recent offerings (and in stark contrast to some of her over-produced 1980s albums), the intimate settings work wonders for Bethânia's interpretative prowess. As usual,

Overview

The twin release to the festive Encanteria, Tua is a collection of reflective love songs by Maria Bethânia that only confirms her creative renaissance in the 2000s. As in all of her recent offerings (and in stark contrast to some of her over-produced 1980s albums), the intimate settings work wonders for Bethânia's interpretative prowess. As usual, Bethânia's composers and collaborators are among Brazil's finest: Arnaldo Antunes, Adriana Calcanhotto, Dori Caymmi, Paulo César Pinheiro, Aldir Blanc, Chico César, José Carlos Capinam, and several others. This is subtle, exquisitely romantic music, mostly based on understated piano or acoustic guitar figures, brightened with perfectly timed touches of accordion or bandolim. If a collective celebration was at the heart of the more percussive Encanteria, Bethânia the singer takes center stage in Tua. Other than in the beautiful duet with Lenine in "Saudade," the album is dominated by Bethânia's supremely expressive voice, one that with the years has grown more nuanced and less melodramatic. That Maria Bethânia is a formidable singer was never in doubt, yet over at least the past decade it is becoming indisputable that she is also a formidable artist on the evidence of her superb releases for the Biscoito Fino label, of which the 2009 diptych Tua/Encanteria is another fine example.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2005
Label:
Biscoito Fino Br
UPC:
7898324759147
catalogNumber:
2475914
Rank:
303569

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maria Bethânia   Primary Artist
Joao Carlos Assis Brasil   Piano
Jorge Helder   Baixo
Marcelo Costa   Bateria
Jaime Alem   Viola Caipira,Arranjo
Kiko Continentino   Piano
Toninho Ferragutti   Arranjo
Hamilton de Holanda   Bandolin
Andre Vasconcelos   Baixo

Technical Credits

Dori Caymmi   Composer
Paulo César Pinheiro   Composer
Adriana Calcanhotto   Composer
Chico César   Composer
Aldir Blanc   Composer
Moacyr Luz   Composer
Saul Barbosa   Composer
Arnaldo Antunes   Composer
Mauro Duarte   Composer
Roque Ferreira   Composer
Paulinho Moska   Composer
Roberto Mendes   Composer
Jorge Vercillo   Composer
Capinan   Composer
César Mendes   Composer
Bill Farr   Composer
Jorge Portugal   Composer
Nélio Rosa   Composer
Márcio Valverde   Composer

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