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Celia Malheiros


Celia Malheiros's music is unique. A prolific composer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and impressive singer, Celia is self-taught, eclectic, rooted in the myriad of folkloric sounds of her native Brazil and equally immersed in the universality of the music from her adopted country – American jazz. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, since early childhood Celia was immersed in the world of Candomblé (an Afro-Brazilian religion), the schools of samba, bossa nova, choro, baião, frevo and indigenous music, as well as Tropicalia and political revolutionary movements. By the age of 18, Celia was completely supporting herself through music – she composed, she played at festivals, theatrical productions, nightclubs, radio and TV shows, she scored films, taught music and led bands performing her music. After moving to the States, she began to perform and compete in San Francisco’s popular street carnaval, and garnered many music awards


Sempre Crescendo

Label: Sempre Crescendo Music
Released: 2002
Track listing: Ao Mestre Cartola; Amazon; Yemanj


Article: Album Review

Celia Malheiros: Sempre Crescendo

Read "Sempre Crescendo" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The words Sempre Crescendo mean Ever Growing and they seem apt for Celia Malheiros. The Brazilian singer has been active in the Bay Area and her first album should help strengthen her credentials as a singer and composer. The music naturally devolves on the samba and the other lilting pulses that give Brazilian music ...


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