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In the early 1980s when rock and roll exploded in Brazil Marisa de Azevedo Monte wanted to be an opera singer. At 14 she started studying lyric singing and took the entrance exam for the National Holiday School but shortly thereafter she discovered she loved Bilie Holiday and the new Brazilian rock as much as Marisa Callas. Carlos Monte, an economist, was a cultural director of the Portela Samba school in the 1970s and introduced her to the finest sambas from Rio de Janeiro. After appearing with fellow students from the Colégio Andrews in a school production of “The Rocky Horror Show” directed by Miguel Falabella


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Colin Stetson, Ches Smith, Marisa Monte, Evgeny Ponomarev & Other New Releases

Read "Colin Stetson, Ches Smith, Marisa Monte, Evgeny Ponomarev & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The much-awaited return of Marisa Monte and the faux-Nippo-jazz of Julien Daïan open a show which centers around the outstanding new album by Ches Smith and dives deep into the diversity of today's international jazz scene. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Marisa Monte ...


Article: Album Review

Sambaranda: Delirios Vol. 1

Read "Delirios Vol. 1" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Sambaranda is an cappella group out of Sao Paulo, Brazil that melds a delicious tropical flavor with the very best of vocal jazz. Their first release was a Christmas album in November 2017. Although their second, Delirios Vol. 1, came out in July of 2017, it only recently arrived here, thanks to a copy sent from ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Gift of Music (Part 1)

Read "The Gift of Music (Part 1)" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Holidays are the season of gift-giving and music makes the perfect gift. So here's the first of a two part series featuring some of my favorite tunes as my holiday gift to end the year on a positive note. Happy Listening! Playlist Donald Fagen “The Nightfly" from The ...


Article: Live Review

Rodrigo Amarante at Latin Alternative Music Conference

Read "Rodrigo Amarante at Latin Alternative Music Conference" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Rodrigo Amarante Latin Alternative Music Conference at Central Park Summerstage New York, NY July 7, 2016 On his Summerstage debut, Brazilian singer-songwriter Rodrigo Amarante, backed by his own acoustic guitar and a band, kicked off his performance with an original low-tempo ballad sung in his native Portuguese. He ...


Article: Live Review

Marisa Monte: New York, June 26, 2013

Read "Marisa Monte: New York, June 26, 2013" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Marisa MonteBeacon TheaterNew York, NYJune 26, 2012On her first New York appearance in seven years, singer Marisa Monte began her set behind a see-through screen used to project various colorful images directly connected to her 2012 album, Tudo Que Voce Queria Saber de Verdade (Blue Note). She was backed by a ...


Universo Ao Meu Redor / Infinito Particular

Label: EMI Music
Released: 2007
Track listing: Universo Ao Meu Redor - 01. Universo ao Meu Redor (Antunes, Brown, Monte) - 3:11; 02. O Bonde Do Dom (Antunes, Brown, Monte) - 4:03; 03. Meu Canário (Silva) - 3:13; 04. Três Letrinhas (Galvão, Moreira) - 4:10; 05. Quatro Paredes (Antunes, Mendes, Monte) - 3:14; 06. Perdoa, Meu Amor (Vieira) - 3:05; 07. Cantinho Escondido (Antunes, Brown, Mendes, Monte) - 3:50; 08. Statue of Liberty (Byrne, Fernandinho Beat Box) - 1:13; 09. Al Alma E A Matéria (Antunes, Brown, Monte) - 3:29; 10. Làgrimas E Tormentos (Patroc?-nio) - 4:31; 11. Satisfeito (Antunes, Brown, Monte) - 3:09; 12. Para Mais Ninguém (Da Viola) - 3:16; 13. Vai Saber? (Calcanhotto) - 4:00; 14. Pétalas Esquecidas (Batista, Lara) - 2:33 Infinito Particular - 01. Infinito Particular (Antunes, Brown, Monte) - 4:12; 02. Vilarejo (Antunes, Baby, Brown, Monte) - 3:29; 03. Pra Ser Sincero (Brown, Monte) - 2:54; 04. Levante (Antunes, Brown, Jorge, Monte) - 2:31; 05. Aquela (Monte, Reis) - 2:51; 06. A Primeira Pedra (Antunes, Brown, Monte) - 2:54; 07. O Rio (Antunes, Brown, Jorge, Monte) - 2:39; 08. Gerânio (Gomes, Monte, Reis) - 2:52; 09. Quem Foi (Monte, Yuka) - 2:40; 10. Pernambucobucolismo (Campello, Monte) - 2:54; 11. Aconteceu (Antunes, Monte) - 3:06; 12. Até Parece (Antunes, Brown, Dadi, Monte) - 2:25; 13. Pelo Tempo Que Durar (Calcanhotto, Monte) - 3:27


Article: Album Review

Marisa Monte: Universo Ao Meu Redor / Infinito Particular

Read "Universo Ao Meu Redor / Infinito Particular" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Chissà cos’è passato per la mente di Marisa Monte quando ha deciso di far uscire contemporaneamente due album, tenendoli però ben distinti. Anche se evidentemente sono come le due facce della stessa medaglia. Forse ha pensato ai ragazzi delle favelas che possono diluirne meglio l’acquisto. O forse semplicemente all’esigenza di tenere separate le sue due anime: ...



Label: EMI
Released: 1992



Label: EMI
Released: 1991


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