Vocalist and composer Tita Lima was raised in a music family members in Brazil. Her grandmother mentored her on piano, and she afterwards discovered bass from her dad, a veteran from the ’70s period Brazilian rock-band Operating-system Mutantes. As Lima became even more efficient on bass, she started playing with regional music artists in São Paulo. She lower her teeth performing and using artists such as for example Bocato, João Donato, and Luz de Caroline before relocating to LA. Their studies at L.A.’s Musician’s Institute provided Lima inroads towards the city’s bustling, vibrant community of globe music artists. As she set her places on documenting a debut single record, Lima noticed the in taking the very best from both of her worlds. She came back to Brazil to record guitars, bass, tone of voice, and horns. The drums and percussion had been documented in L.A. via the web. After placing the finishing details on the task, entitled 11:11, Lima discovered that brands were bored with her mixture of samba, bossa nova, hip-hop and dub, phoning the audio “as well jazzy” and unmarketable. Determined to find out her task through, Lima started pressing the record herself. The solitary “A Conta perform Samba” was included on the compilation Brownswood Bubblers released from the Brownswood Recordings label, sketching the interest of European viewers to Lima’s exclusive design and sound. As more folks became thinking about the music, the more folks wanted to observe her perform. Therefore, surrounded by experienced sidemen from both L.A. and Brazil (whose playing credits consist of Celia Cruz, Keb’ Mo’, Airto Moreira, Sergio Mendes, and even more) Lima performs at celebrations throughout the says and Europe.