Saturday, November 13th 2010
9pm Show | 8pm Doors
Logan Square Auditorium 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd.
free parking | cash bar
Brazilian food available from Sinha Elegant Cuisine!
“Her voice is soulful and jazzy and the spirit of São Paulo gives the music a tropical edge that is vibrant and enticing.” KCRW, LOS ANGELES
“Airy and infectious, her fiercely efficient arrangements get the most from her capoeira rhythms and muscular chord changes.” THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing, the music of Luísa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazil. Inspired by the bustling urban life found in her native city of São Paulo, Lero-Lero has a contemporary vibe with influences from alternative pop and chilled out electronic music, but with an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in local samba, bossa nova and MPB.
Luísa Maita, hailed by NPR's All Things Considered as "The New Voice of Brazil", is touring the US, Canada and Mexico this November marking the first time the São Paulo native has toured outside of Brazil. Luísa has exploded onto the international music scene since the release of her debut album Lero-Lero, released on Cumbancha Discovery this summer. Within a week of the release, Lero-Lero skyrocketed to #1 on the iTunes Latin chart & #1 on Amazon's Latin Bestseller chart. Critics from National Public Radio to Huffington Post and Rolling Stone Brazil and influential tastemaker blogs have welcomed Luísa as a fresh new talent in Brazilian music.
Fans of Bebel Gilberto, Céu and Seu Jorge will find much to love in Luísa Maita’s tropical, forward-looking sound, and her sensual yet soulful voice begs comparisons with everyone from Billie Holiday and Sade to Feist, St. Vincent and Cat Power. Hailing from a country overflowing with musical talent, Luísa Maita rises above the fray as one of the most promising young singers of her generation.