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Maria Gadú

In the forefront from the contemporary Brazilian singer/songwriter picture, raspy-voiced guitarist Maria Gadú’s eclectic sound incorporates the rootsy acoustics of her São Paulo hometown having a curious mixture of samba, Afro-beat, and funk. Created Mayra Correa Aygadoux in 1986, she was urged to go after a musical profession by her hippie parents, and influenced by their traditional music collection aswell as samba story Adoniran Barbosa, superstar Marisa Monte, and poet/composer Chico Buarque, started writing tunes at age ten, among which (“Shimbalaie”) would ultimately make it onto her debut recording. Having performed in a variety of São Paulo pubs since the age group of 13, she after that traveled around European countries with percussionist friend Doga, before shifting to Rio de Janeiro at age 21, where she was discovered by TV movie director Jayme Monjardim, who was simply therefore impressed with her rendition of Jacques Brel’s “Ne Me Quitte Pas” that he asked her to execute on the present (Quando Falo o Coracao) focused on his singer mom, Maysa. The causing exposure resulted in a cope with Rio’s Slap label, and after gaining two Latin Grammy nominations on her behalf 2009 self-titled initial providing, she embarked on the joint nationwide tour with idol Caetano Veloso.

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