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Marta Topferova

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Marta Topferova’s new album illustrates why The London Times has called her “one of the most graceful interpreters of Latin American folk music”. Recorded in Prague after a tour with her New York ensemble, “Trova” (The Troubadour Tradition), is a culmination of Marta’s love of styles such as the Cuban son and Puerto Rican bomba. Comprised of eight original and three traditional pieces, and featuring a stunning array of Cuban tres, four-string cuatro, violin, bass, percussion and tight vocal harmonies, Trova is Marta’s liveliest release to date. A daughter of Czech actors, Marta grew up around the theater, moving from city to city with her parents behind the iron curtain

Album

Milokraj

Label: Som Livre
Released: 2013

Album

Trova

Label: World Village
Released: 2009

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News: Recording

Czech Singer Marta Topferova Releases "Trova"

Czech Singer Marta Topferova Releases "Trova"

Marta Topferova has never been easy to categorize--and that's just how she likes it. Born in the Czech Republic and now a longtime resident of New York, her music is rooted in the myriad sounds and styles of Latin America and the Caribbean. An unusual path, perhaps, but one that she's come by honestly and with ...

Album

Sue

Label: Circular Moves
Released: 2003
Track listing: Te Pido Perdon; Sue

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Article: Album Review

Marta Topferova: Sue

Read "Sue" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Sometimes where you're headed is more important than where you came from. Such is the case with vocalist Marta Topferova, who delivers a ten-pack of soft, Latin-inflected pieces on Sueño Verde. Born and raised in Czechoslovakia, Topferova emigrated to Seattle as a youth and has subsequently relocated to New York. For this outing she gathers nine ...


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