Maria Rita

Maria Rita

by Maria Rita
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Maria Rita

Sometimes, biology is destiny. Although the daughter of two Brazilian legends, vocalist Elis Regina and her collaborator Cesar Camargo Mariano, Maria Rita struggled valiantly for a career outside of the spotlight. But, she was eventually cajoled into recording, and to no one's surprise, she's inherited a goodly portion of the silken tones that made her mother a star like none other. But Maria Rita is no bossa nova retread -- not quite. The excitement and risk of early bossa is here, but sounding nothing like "The Girl from Ipanema." "A Festa," the Latin Grammy-nominated opening track, is a revisioning of "La Bamba" by her godfather, Milton Nascimento. It sambas joyously between Northern Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms, lit up by Maria Rita's ingratiating, guileless voice. Other tracks verge on soul jazz ("Meninha do Portão"), boleros ("Dos Gardenias"), and manguebeat (Lenine's "Lavadeiras do Rio"). In defiance of expectations that she somehow save Brazilian music from the excesses of 21st century pop, Maria Rita delivers a refreshingly honest, joyful record. Those who have been waiting for another singer to capture the charms of Brazilian song the way Elis did will be thrilled with this new talent.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2004
Label: Warner Music Latina
UPC: 0825646153923
catalogNumber: 61539

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maria Rita   Primary Artist,Noise,Palmas
Jorge Helder   Acoustic Bass
Eduardo Pereira   Viola
Tom Capone   Banjo,Viola,Pandeiro,Tamborim
Jairo Diniz   Viola
Hugo Vargas Pilger   Cello
Leo Ortiz   Violin
Marcello Isdebski Salles   Cello
Carlos Mendes   Violin
Bocato   Trombone
Giba Pinto   Electric Bass,Baixo
Glauco Fernandes   Violin
Denner Campolina   Double Bass
Leo Leobons   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Marcelo DaCosta   Surdo,Bateria
Rogério Rosa   Violin
Marcus Vinicius Baldini   Dirigida
Tiago Costa   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,fender rhodes
DaLua   Percussion
Erasmo Fernandes   Violin
Lili Ferraz   Cabelo
Marluce Ferreira   Violin
Verônica Gabler   Violin
Da Lua   Percussion
Marcelo Mariano   Baixo
Pedro Mibielli   Violin
Pedro Migielli   Violin

Technical Credits

Milton Nascimento   Composer
Paulinho Tapajós   Composer
Tom Capone   Producer,Art Direction,Bass Arrangement
Paulo Garfunkel   Composer
Maria Rita   Producer,Bass Arrangement
Rita Lee   Composer
Braulio Tavares   Composer
Fernando Brant   Composer
Nonato Buzar   Composer
Isolina Carrillo   Composer
Jean Garfunkel   Composer
Daniel Carvalho   Contributor
Lenine   Composer
Bocato   Trombone Arrangement
Glauco Fernandes   Arranger
Luciana Maria Guerra Vieira   Executive Producer
Marcelo DaCosta   Producer,Bass Arrangement
Rogerinho   Roadie
Marcelo Camelo   Composer
Patricia Lobato   Composer
Tiago Costa   Choir Arrangement,Bass Arrangement
Drica Lobo   Contributor

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Maria Rita 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very calming and soothing. You won't regret getting this CD.